Thursday, October 24, 2013

Departing Green Turtle Bay

 We left Island Hopper in Green Turtle Bay Marina near Paducah, KY in a covered slip so we could return to Cincinnati after being gone for almost 3 months.  Since we had now officially completed the loop we ordered a Gold Burgee signifying our achievement.  
I returned to IH on October 23 with my good friend and fraternity brother, Ed Daniel.  He has done this trip to Mobile with me twice before.  We finished our job list in two days and after a great meal at Patti's and a visit to the spa we departed GTB heading south on the TN River on Friday October 25.  
It was a glorious boating day after a day of rain due to a passing cold front.  Clear skies and cold temperatures were to follow.
Our first night took us to Pebble Isles Marina a distance of 73 miles and no locks.  We departed at 0840 and arrived at 415PM (1615).  Here is an abandoned dock in KY Lake after the lake was created it was flooded. 
 It was cold in the morning so we got out and dusted off the trusty heater that is showing its age after being in salt air and little use.  Takes the chill off on the flybridge.

"Sea smoke" on a cold morning.

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