Sunday, September 13, 2009


Sept. 13, 2009---Cedar Creek was very still as a few fishermen were starting their search for the big one.

We had one of Keith's great Sunday breakfasts that he prepares so well. Late morning we weighed anchor and made our way out of the creek to the Cumberland River.

At mile marker 269.8 the wild flowers are still blooming.

Notice the trees are beginning to change to fall colors.

Power lines looked normal until the realization there are no lines on the towers.

TVA's Hartsville nuclear plant is located at mile 284. Construction of this plant began in 1975 and was halted in 1983 because electrical power demand was not as great as was expected.
The plant is located near Hartsville, TN and there are plans to develop an industrial park on some 550 acres of the property.

There are no lines on the towers because the plant was cancelled.

Some of the cattle were cooling off in the river.

Approaching the community of Rock City this picture shows how narrow the river has been today. Much of the river has averaged about 500 feet wide.

Caught a glimpse of a small bridge over Round Lick Creek. This is Highway 70N between Lebanon and Carthage, TN. At this point we are only 11 miles north of Interstate 40 between Nashville and Knoxville.

We kept our ridgid schedule and made 33 miles to a planned anchorage. At mile 296.8 turned to starboard and went off channel a short distance behind a sand bar called Bartlett's Bar.

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