Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Flood Watch Begins

So far no flooding detected along the Tenn-Tom Waterway.  Reports from people on the ground in Naples, FL (location of Irma landfall) are saying that minimal damage occurred.  Time will tell.

Still wait and see on the condition of the Florida Keys where we have reservations for the Winter.  

Monday, September 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma moving North

Irma hit Tampa Bay area last night and was knocked down to a Cat 1 as it heads Northwest towards the Tennessee Valley.  Could cause flooding on the Tenn-Tom.

Bad weather for a while in North Alabama

Monster storm

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

Hurricane Irma Update

Definitely not getting better.  Looks like it is taking aim at our house today!  This storm has the potential to take out 1/3 of the 6000 mile Loop route, not to mention all of the major cities and communities along the waterway.  It's like watching a train wreck in slow motion.  Too early to make a call on starting the Loop this October, but we kind of got a sick feeling about how this will turn out... NOT TOO GOOD!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Hurricane Irma

This is not looking too good for the state of Florida and states North on the Atlantic coast.  We can only hope that by some miracle this monster turns out to sea.


Monday, September 4, 2017

Labor Day 2017

Viridian cruised upriver to a quiet inlet just behind the Guntersville Lock & Dam and rafted up with a with our good friends Alan and Elanor Cockrell from Allred Marina.  After a 2-hour run upriver, we came to the dam, and the Lockmaster told us we were using the auxiliary lock today.  It was much smaller than the main lock and ancient looking.  The walls were dirtier than usual for a lock and rough as a gravel road. However, we slid right in without waiting and were quickly topside and headed for the inlet to drop the hook.

Our friends came alongside, tied, and the crew came aboard Viridian for a day of food, fellowship and fun.

We are here

That's the news and here's the views:

Beginnings  of a great day

Rafting with Friends

Boat Card Pic

The Opening into Wheeler