We have made it to Natchez, Mississippi
07 November 2014 | Natchez, Mississippi
We made the 73 mile run to Natchez, Mississippi, yesterday. The trip was uneventful until we got to Natchez, and it was time to dock. I had made arrangements at Vidalia Dock and Storage to tie up to a barge for the night. When we started to make our approach, I realized they were parking us in a very tight spot where I had to weave in between some barges and tugs. Normally this wouldn't be an issue, but now let's add 15 MPH winds and a 3 MPH current! I made it on the third attempt without hitting anything. My knees were shaking, and Robyn knew it was stressful for me because "Captain Bulldog" wasn't barking orders to the crew as we were docking!
We called for a cab to take us across the river to Natchez. We then walked through the wonderful old downtown area, which included homes built prior to 1800, visited a museum, and bought incredible fudge in a small shop downtown. We also had dinner at the Pig Out Inn. It had good bar-b-que with generous quantities. We finished the evening at a historical tavern called Bowie's Tavern.
Another cab ride took us back across the river to our boat with a pit stop at a liquor store for ice. Our next stop will take us off the Mississippi River, and onto the Atchafalaya River. I am really looking forward to the Atchafalaya. We are all hoping to finally see some gators. We have been in gator country since Pine Bluff, Arkansas, but have yet to see one!
Until next time...