Need A Great Place to Retire?
09 October 2017 | Anchored next to the Glover Wilkins Loack & Dam
Unsettled after nate
The Pickwick Lake area seems ideal. Also Bay Spring Lake a little further down the Ten-Tom Waterway. Pickwick Lake is beautiful and lots of very wealthy people have already discovered its secrets. This is the first time Alice and I have ever seen houses so high on a bluff over the lake that the owners have installed trolleys to lower themselves down to the lake and return back up again. Mansion after mansion with rails from upon high to the lakes edge. Wow! Such a life, so different from what these two middle class sailors have ever experienced.
The lake is deep, well not like Lake Michigan but deep enough to sail and best of all there are bays everywhere to anchor for the night. So many neat destinations for weekenders, yup this is a place to remember and a possibility for retirement, but for us that's not in the cards.
We entered the Ten-Tom Waterway this morning, a collection of cuts, canals and lakes. We've got some 200+ miles of this and then it's the down hill run to Mobile. We haven't heard anything from Turner Marine after Nate had passed. We're hopeful that our Mobile destination is still okay.
This morning Alice cooked pancakes covered with a strawberry sauce. Ummm! She is the best cruising chef on the Waterway, bias admitted but so true.
We appreciate hearing from all of you; I suspect many of our boating friends in Kenosha are thinking of wrapping up this awesome summer and fall. Here it's near 80 and raining, most likely at little of Nate left over.
Most of the Loopers continued up the Tennessee River to a club rendezvous so there aren't many boats out here where we are. Once the event is over my sense is they'll catch up and start passing us once again. Tortus and the Hare!!
Our plans are to move slowly, with just some 400+ miles to go and being only October 8th we need to cover only about 20 miles a day so will do a 40, skip a day and then so on and so on.