Depart Alred Marina/7:48
Arrive Ditto Landing/11:00
Weather conditions: Overcast with periods of rain
Our first day out happens to fall on a Saturday and every true college football fan knows what that means. Our final plans for getting underway had to include a plan for watching Bama play. Our friends, Sam & Janet Gentle came through with an offer to pick us up at Ditto Landing to spend the day in Huntsville eating a great meal and watching some nerve wracking football.
Our send off committee was a little small, but they were enthusiastic. Thanks Fred (19th Hole) and John (Ditch Witch), and there canine companions, for our official departure from our home port. We also visited with our neighbors, Rick & Cindy (Living Proof) Friday evening. Jess says thanks Rick for his Bon Voyage gift!
Guntersville Lock, the first of many on our trip. Smooth lock through, although we decided we may need to keep ponchos handy on rainy days. We were pretty much soaked by the time we had gone through the lock.
Fall color is beginning to show. Should be very pretty for the next couple of weeks.
First night out in our transient dock at Ditto landing.