Guess who came to dinner? And stayed? David!
After a final and gastronomically delightful dinner, we said our farewells to Gregg and Carol, purveyors of southern hospitality.
6.30 am departure from Ditto Landing saw us heading down the Tennessee River for a full day of sailing to our destination of Florence, Alabama.
We sailed past nuclear power stations, through sunshine, wind and thunderstorms. But before you think, ‘oh no‘, the thunderstorm was a blessing. We locked down through Wheeler Lock and were then informed we would have a 4-hour wait while a barge had to be disassembled and locked down through Wilson Lock. The thunderstorm was not to the barge’s liking and we were told to “y’all go’n thro”. We cranked up the engine and plowed in.
This meant berthing at the gorgeous Florence Harbour Marina in daylight and with a smile on our faces, albeit drenched!
Such is life!