November 4th, 2013 Jackson Camp on Bay Springs Lake mile 417 to mile 393,8 @ Midway Marina

4 Nov
White pelicans on Tenn River

White pelicans on Tenn River

Stopped @ Midway Marina 11/4 with 4 other loopers @ mile 393.8 on Tenn Tom.

Stopped @ Midway Marina 11/4 with 4 other loopers @ mile 393.8 on Tenn Tom.

Jamie Whitten Lock & Dam with 84’ drop.  Greatest lock rise or drop so far.  Met this & 3 other loopers as entered this lock.

Jamie Whitten Lock & Dam with 84’ drop. Greatest lock rise or drop so far. Met this & 3 other loopers as entered this lock.

amie Whitten Lock & Dam with 84’ drop.  Greatest lock rise or drop so far.  Met this & 3 other loopers as entered this lock.

amie Whitten Lock & Dam with 84’ drop. Greatest lock rise or drop so far. Met this & 3 other loopers as entered this lock.

Coot on the Tenn Tom

Coot on the Tenn Tom

Tenn Tom 25 mile cut

Tenn Tom 25 mile cut

Tenn Tom 25 mile cut

Tenn Tom 25 mile cut

Pickwick Lake

Pickwick Lake

Pickwick Lake

Pickwick Lake

Pickwick Lake

Pickwick Lake

Tenn River White House on Tenn River

Tenn River White House on Tenn River

Barges on the Tenn. River.  Didn’t see many

Barges on the Tenn. River. Didn’t see many

RV’s are parked under roofs to keep out of sun & are movable during high water

RV’s are parked under roofs to keep out of sun & are movable during high water

Raised mobile home on left & raised roof to park RV under to keep out of sun.

Raised mobile home on left & raised roof to park RV under to keep out of sun.

SX RR Bridge @ mile 100.4  on Tenn River.  Had to wait 20 min. for the train to pass before the bridge could be lifted.  We are just under 24’ & the bridge was 24’ 6”, to close for us.

SX RR Bridge @ mile 100.4 on Tenn River. Had to wait 20 min. for the train to pass before the bridge could be lifted. We are just under 24’ & the bridge was 24’ 6”, to close for us.

SX RR Bridge @ mile 100.4  on Tenn River.  Had to wait 20 min. for the train to pass before the bridge could be lifted.  We are just under 24’ & the bridge was 24’ 6”, to close for us.

SX RR Bridge @ mile 100.4 on Tenn River. Had to wait 20 min. for the train to pass before the bridge could be lifted. We are just under 24’ & the bridge was 24’ 6”, to close for us.

Up @ 6:00 AM, showered & left @ 7:00 AM since no fog.  Today’s weather was the same as the last 3, 62 degrees maximum & blue skies.  Jamie Whitten Lock & Dam was only 5 miles away but had to wait first for maintenance & the  for 4 other boats that turned out to be loopers.  We planned to anchor out tonight but since they were stopping at Midway Marina we decided to join them.  Whiiien lock is the tallest Tenn Tom lock @ 84′.  Next was the “Sonny” Montgomery Lock & Dam followed by the John Rankin Lock & Dam.  Only 23 miles today & 3 locks, far from the 59 miles & 6 locks I thought we would do.  But we have finally found some loopers to travel with & in the Tenn Tom that is a good thing.

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