Tuesday, October 25, 2011

RON


Oct. 25, 2011---Left Pebble Isle at 9:30 a.m. after the fog had lifted. However a few miles up the river there was a fairly thick patch to keep our attention. Followed a boat named TOSMO, it faided out of sight for a short time.




Lots of large white pelicans could be seen through the less dense fog.








After the fog lifted there was nothing but clear blue sky. More activity on the Tennessee River than we had seen since leaving Green Turtle Bay.





A nice view of bridge on Interstate 40.











Two story white house on the cliff was wearing a "for sale" sign.
Keith said an elevator would be needed to reach the water!


Sand and gravel operations near the town of Perryville, TN.











Arrived at Clifton Marina and tied up along the fuel dock at 4:30 p.m. Traveled 62.5 miles today. Upstream speed 9.5 mph at 2225 rpm. Current appeared to be 1 to 1.5 mph.





Hilight of the day was a visit with Ron Friend. We learned from a comment on our blog that he would be traveling today. He is enroute from Dayton, Kentucky (across the Ohio River from Cincinnati) to Tuscon, Arizona. With a cell phone conversations we talked him into stopping at Clifton, TN. He arrived just a few minutes after we got the boat tied to the dock. It was great to see Ron. We had become well acquainted with him last year on our trip up the Ohio River. He lives on a houseboat in Manhattan Harbor where we enjoyed a fine stay last summer. Ron left at dusk to get a little farther west.
























1 comment:

RoN Friend said...

Great seeing you guys. I have to call you and let you know about how things DID NOT turn out in Jackson. I am still mentally kicking my butt for not going with you.

I'll call and let you know.