Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Leaving Goose Pond the machine
was being used to break up the large lily pads.
 July 31, 2012---Windy today created rough water. Went 44.2 miles in 5.5 hours. Turned starboard at mile 334 and entered the channel to Ditto Landing. Looking at a highway map this marina is located about 12 miles south of Huntsville, AL.
No courtesy car available. Enjoyed dinner on the boat.

At mile 359 Guntersville is barely visible
off to the port side. Notice the water
is a little rough from wind action.

Only barge seen today. It appeared to be
turning toward Guntersville.

At mile 349.8 is a cave at water level.
This is a home of  the federally
endangered gray bat. At dusk thousands
of bats fly from the cave in search
of insects.

Black Vultures not far from the bat cave.

Entering Guntersville Lock at mile 349.
Gate was open and it did not take long
to tie off and get lowered 40 ft.

Painted Bluff is located at mile 345.
This is the abrupt end of  Merrill Mtn.
This 359 ft bluff gets its name from the
yellow and brown rock.

Quite a number of ducks make Ditto Landing
their home. They enjoyed a few crackers.

Sun setting at the well protected marina.

Another look at the ducks on the quiet water.

Ducks & Dream Manor

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Finally got caught up on the blog! Can't wait to see you guys! Enjoyed all the photos!! Love you guys!!