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We have been in Columbus, MS for the past few days. The weather has been 60-80 degrees. We’ve had a little rain and a little sun. We’ve caught up on a few things while waiting until Nov 1 and our insurance deadline. Tom’s had a chance to really clean the boat, we’ve done the usual laundry, grocery shopping and checking out the produce section at whatever grocery store we are at to see what the dressing selection is 😊.
We’ve met a few more loopers. As I mentioned in my previous post, there are many loopers arriving and departing all the marinas on the Tenn-Tom. We had dinner with Southern Style (NC) and cocktails with Hardwork (MN). Both couples have sold their dirt homes and are now living aboard their boats full time. It’s always fun to hear their stories about the Loop and we look forward to seeing them again as we continue down the Florida coast.
We’ve also been filling our time with charting out our next few weeks. It’s impossible to lock anything in on the calendar since weather plays such a big role in when we travel but at least we have an idea of where we’d like to stay anchorage/marina and it makes me feel a little more comfortable having some kind of plan. It’s also a great feeling knowing we only have 5 locks remaining before we reach Mobile Bay. Even though we’ll be dealing with tides then, I’m looking forward to the blue water.
More later -
Tom & Sue Slightam
Read along as we circumnavigate the eastern half of the United States and southern Canada on the Great Loop on our boat BELLA, a Cruiser 460 Express.