"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you
didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away
from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover."

-Mark Twain

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Demopolis, Alabama

It has been a week since we arrived here in Demopolis, Alabama.  The boat has been on the hard (land) for the  majority of that time.  Jim has been able to inspect the bottom of the boat, and put a coat of wax on before we hit the Gulf.  It looks like we will stay here until Wednesday, there is too much debris in the water from IDA, the water level is still elevated and the current is pretty strong.  So with any luck, we will leave on Wed. and get  a bit closer to Florida. There are about 10 other loopers here also waiting.

Here are two maps showing where we are,  which is approximately 200 miles from the Gulf.  Remember to double click on any picture to enlarge and hit the arrow key to go back.


Anonymous said...

Greetings land weary travelers! By now you're likely on your 200 mile trek to the gulf! Here's to hoping you have smooth sailing! I hope the boat is running well and that you two continue to smile!
Hugs and kisses!
PS... How does it happen that when you're away boating that very scary things befalls your boys. How silly of me to think the gray hairs stop after the kids turn 18 and become of age. Maybe the gray stops and the ulcers start?!
Hugs and kisses from the Elnikar Crew!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jim and Mary-- It looks like you are pluggin along. Your web site blog is very educational. I check your status weekly. Your pics are really cool. ( I can't double click the pictures anymore to enlarge ) Maybe its my end, just to let you know, not sure.

Anyway, have fun, keep up the great work!!
Jeff Revlock