Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Signs of Going South


The crystal clear starry night slowly faded away as the next day rolled up with blue sky and thick low hanging fog.  We were anchored with "Moni Jean" and "Sandman" in Cook's Bend 60 river miles above Demopolis, AL.  When we detected tug moving again with IAS we knew the fog was lifting on the river so we pulled in our anchors and idled back to the Tenn-Tom via the oxbow channel.  We met three tugs before lunch but didn't see or hear one for the rest of the day.  Sunshine filled the blue sky all day and the water was as smooth as a mirror.  As we moved south there were signs that we are getting closer and closer to the coast.  When we were kids we our parents took us to the Gulf on vacation.  You knew when you were getting closer to the ocean when Spanish moss could be seen hanging in the trees and the sides of the road were sand instead of dirt.  The sure sign that the ocean was near was seeing palm trees replacing pine trees.  So today we looked for some signs that we were getting closer to the ocean.  See if you can see any signs of going South in these pictures.


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

We are here

Today's route from Cook's Upper Bend to Demopolis Yacht Basin, AL

First light at Upper Cooks Bend Anchorage

Sandman










Let's GO!

Heading out

White Cliffs

Moni Jean

Sandman bringing up the rear


OK, one or two more barge pic.  Check out the pilot house jacked up in the air to see over the load 






Lunch
















Cypress Trees




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