Chattanooga to Goosepond (part 1)

9 Sep

Today one of our auxiliary crewmembers, Adrianna, has graciously volunteered to write the blog for me. Thank you Adi!… 

With a beautiful sunrise behind us we headed to the dock for a pump-out… 

morning

Enjoyed morning tea on the top deck while sailing along the Tennessee River and taking in the scenery.  Driving through the gorge and the narrowest, yet deepest part of the river with reflections of the cliff face and houses dotting the river bank was picturesque and delightful…

river-view3 

river-view1

Following a Master Class from Boyd, Ron took the wheel of Bushranger for awhile…

ron

Eleven barges moved quite smoothly on the river despite their size and load which included benzene, and a very, very long train passed us in the distance. 

river-view

The daytime temperature was a sizzling 39 degrees (that’s 102 for you Yanks out there) with much cooler nights.  However, despite the heat there is lush green foliage with just the slightest hint of colour coming through for fall. 

river-view-4

In the afternoon while Bushranger rafted alongside Summer Wind for a rendezvous near Nickajack Dam we all settled with a round of cold drinks and plenty of conversation onboard Summer Wind. 

rafting

We dropped anchor a short distance away from Summer Wind and took in the last tinge of the sunset while the moon rose high in the sky…

boyd-anchoring

…what a fantastic and memorable experience. 

sunset

5 Responses to “Chattanooga to Goosepond (part 1)”

  1. Daffy September 9, 2016 at 18:45 #

    Really enjoying this series. Thank you. I wonder if the Master has patented the heelblock yet.

    • MrsB September 9, 2016 at 21:22 #

      Hmmmm. ..good idea!

  2. rodcrobinson September 9, 2016 at 21:09 #

    Your blog entry has rivalled LA’s entries Adi. Some enviable experiences there guys.

    • MrsB September 9, 2016 at 21:24 #

      I agree Rod. ..she does great work!

  3. jdepodwin September 11, 2016 at 07:25 #

    Sounds (and looks like) it was a delightful day! Thanks for being a guest blogger. I know LynnAnne and Boyd are so pleased to share their Bushranger adventure with you!😄⚓️

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