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.