In one week we traveled over 500 miles, traversed through locks, met new people, and witnessed a beautiful part of America’s scenery and wildlife! With two exceptions we did not walk on land for a week. The kids never even asked or bothered to care. They are the best little crew I could ever ask for.
Beautiful white cliffs filled the waterway for quite a distance.
A stop at Demopolis Yacht Basin is very popular for Loopers. Laundry, provisioning and a secure rest stop for a cold evening on the water. Morgan is enjoying her canoe ride in the air!
Ryann and Jaxon love to play pretend and got a real kick out of the alligators.
Each morning the fog was thick and visibility was at a minimum. This particular morning was crucial that we depart in the early hours to make it to a popular anchorage down the waterway. We managed to go around 4 miles per hour as we crawled to the lock a few miles away.
Bashi Creek was a very narrow inlet, but fairly deep for us anchor in. We managed to squeeze 7 boats in (there were 10 the night before). With a bow and stern anchor we were still five feet from shore.
A 65 foot boat called “Summer Place” was taking their dogs for a morning walk and offered to take everyone’s trash to the dumpster at the local park.
Our last lock that kids named "Grandma Yvonne's Lock" as the name of it was "Coffeeville"!! We could feel what felt like the tide going out and it was the first time that our had felt saltwater in her life! We won't see another lock system until we enter up the northern part of the east coast. What a change from doing 4 locks a day!