Clarksville Liberty Park Marina

I just wanted to show you some pictures of this very new Marina.  It has miles of walking paths and there are many places for family gatherings.  When I was walking this morning a family was walking with a stroller and a little girl riding her bike.  You see so many people either walking (my speed) or…

Clarksville 8-27-16

Hi family and friends the weather is very hot in Clarksville, Tennessee.  We had a very bad storm Friday night.  Glad we are tied to a dock as we rocked pretty good even tied up.  I like being in a covered slip as it’s a lot cooler but I don’t like all the spider droppings….

Traveling 8-24-16

Good Morning to all our family and friends.  The weather is going to be warm today so we decided to stay in Clarksville, Tennessee rather than an anchor rope.  I went swimming this morning before we left the water is a little cooler.   I don’t have a problem with it, but it’s to cold for…

Traveling 8-23-16

We are still following Mike and Cindy on the Cumberland River.  We left our anchorage at 9 this morning with sunny and calm weather.  We will have another beautiful day. The navigation channel takes a sharp turn to port (left), this part of the channel is called “Devil’s Elbow.  The Cumberland River changes to a…

Traveling 8-22-16 Barkley Lake

We left Green Turtle Bay this morning and traveling with Mike and Cindy “Imagination” they are on their way home to Nashville.  They have been gone for a year and have one week left of their amazing trip.  Mike and Cindy are in their early 40’s quite their jobs, sold their home, and decide to…

Green Turtle Bay

    We arrived at Green Turtle Bay marina on Tuesday, and were happy to see Lee and Boomer.  It was so nice that Lee stayed and extra day so we could spend some time together.  He has three weeks left on the loop, and we started the loop three weeks ago.  We said good-bye…

Cumberland River

Tuesday morning we left our anchorage at 7:00.  The weather is cloudy and raining again off and on.  Kent has driven more in the rain the past few days then he ever has boating. We are now heading up the Cumberland River to Green Turtle Bay.  The river is very narrow and winding, but very…

Monday 8-14-16

WooHoo! We are now off the Mississippi and navigating on the Ohio River, fighting a strong current.  So instead of  12 m/h on the Mississippi we are down to 6.5 m/h.  Our day consisted of navigating 58 miles up the Ohio River with rain on and off all day.   Kent and I spent the day…

Sunday 8-14-16

We left the lock wall at 6:30 this morning in the rain, but the weather is cool.  The river is getting rough due to all the barge traffic.  I had to close front port holes because the waves were splashing that high.  I’ve never had to close them before when traveling. It was a very…

Saturday 8-13-16

The morning didn’t start out so great for me when we were leaving Hoppies.  I untied the wrong line (back) not taking into account the strong current and then the front.  To  make a long story short I got left on the dock.  Kent did come back for me, I guess he’s not trying to…

Friday 8-12-16

We decided to spend one more night at Hoppies.  Kent suggested we walk to town in the morning for breakfast.  It sure was a good idea, however we were over an hour to early as nothing opens until 10 and closes at 3.  We walked around the town and waited for the Blue Owl Restaurant…

Thursday 8-11-16

We left Grafton Marina at 7:30 this morning and already it’s hot and humid, but there’s a breeze that helps.  Our first lock #26 was one with a bollard and I nailed it, things were  going great, until Kent asked” do you have the back fender down”.  Well the answer to that was no.  Thank goodness…