Plane delays and storms; tornado alerts; thunder and lightning were never going to stop us. We used the time to plan, prepare, and familiarize ourselves with Bushranger. Good friends, Gregg and Carol, fed us, provided shelter, chauffeured us, and helped us in innumerable ways while waiting for the perfect weather to arrive.
And it came. Today we sailed the Tennessee River – from Guntersville to a small embayment on Nickajack Lake – under windy but sublime conditions. The scenery was breathtaking: the river a bucolic, meandering waterway. We saw the iconic American Bald Eagle and commercial river barges.
And today we were blooded with our first lock – Nickajack Lock. And yes, we did it! And yes, we are amazing!
Such is life!