Chattanooga to Guntersville (part 2)

10 Sep

Bushranger’s auxiliary crew has favored us with our next blog entry.  This time Ron has penned the entry (thanks Ron!).  Enjoy!…

Bushranger weighed anchor just before 7am…

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…and followed Summer Wind and another vessel, Quiet Company, out of Little Cedar Mountain Cove to the Nickajack Lock, two miles down river. 

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Once in the lock, Bushranger’s first mate issued instructions to the auxiliary crew…

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…whose only prior experience on such a maneuver was sitting in a deck chair on a cruise ship going through the Panama Canal 40 years prior.

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Once through the lock, Captain Boyd hoisted the Boxing Kangaroo (Bushranger’s battle flag)…

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…and LynnAnne served up another of her excellent breakfasts which set all the ship’s company in excellent spirits for the day’s 50 mile journey.
7With 10 miles down, Bushranger crossed the State-line into Alabama and just before the Widow Creek Steam Plant, Adrianna confidently took the helm for the next 40 minutes giving a new meaning to the nautical term “blind pilot”.

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Bushranger docked at Goosepond Marina just after 1pm and shortly after, hosted a visit from Alex who had driven from Florida to farewell Boyd, LynnAnne and Bushranger.

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Later we joined Summer Wind’s crew for a cool drink and walked to The Docks restaurant and bar for a most enjoyable meal as the sun set on another wonderful day.

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2 Responses to “Chattanooga to Guntersville (part 2)”

  1. Barbara Robinson September 10, 2016 at 22:28 #

    Ha ha ha ha ha I liked it Ron. Can tell you’re a Naval man. It all looks so much fun! Wish I could be there Boyd and LA 🙂 How many miles did Alex drive for to see you off? Sounds a long way. Lotsa love xoxoxo

  2. jdepodwin September 11, 2016 at 07:29 #

    Beautiful photos! What an exciting and full day aboard Bushranger!

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