Friday, March 27, 2020

Real Time Update From Near Jackson, Alabama

I thought I would do a real time update from our current location at a small park and boat ramp near Jackson,  Alabama. 

We made it 100 miles from Mobile to this location in 3 days. We were pushing into a 2 knot current, so we were only averaging 4 knots. The crazy thing is that we had good wind that at times was at the right angle to sail. We must have looked strange to the passing barges or "Tows" as they are called on the river.

We have been watching the river levels closely.  Some recent rainfall is causing the river to rise and will increase the current. Our current anchorage is very nice. We are very protected, we have a bathroom,  water and trash collection at a boat ramp about 100 yards from the boat. We have decided to stay here for a few days to see if the river comes down as it is forecast to do. This is also a very good place to stay isolated from population.

We will see how things develop over the next few days and then decide what to do next.  Stay safe and stay healthy.

6 comments:

  1. Good to see you made it and are settled in!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We still have about a hundred miles to go up the river. We are hoping to get some time with less opposing current.

      Delete
  2. We had hoped to be in the Gulf Shores area when you came through so we could say hello but didn't make it. Would have loved to see you both. Now we're kinda just hanging around in the Russellville area. Maybe later we can get back out on the road and catch up with you two somewhere. In the meantime we'll keep up with you here. Stay safe!
    Dick & Cathy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We would love to see you. It looks like we will stay here in Alabama for a while and see what happens next. Stay safe and healthy.

      Delete