|One of these days I'll teach her how
to use her bed.
Markland Lock was a bit of an issue. We arrived wanting to go up just as they were loading in a tow heading down. We stood station for about 30 minutes, which is not the worst we've done even on this trip.
Upon leaving Madison we went to the town dock. You an see Russ getting out the gear but nothing is working. So, we jet off.
Getting into Turtle Creek was a little exciting. We were warned it was thin. But, boy howdy! Was it thin. At one point I read 1.5 feet beneath the keel. And the pool is 5 feet over normal levels. They have plans to dredge but said they did it just last year. Rains and floods all year long have silted it back up in no time. I have a sneaking suspicion that this is the new norm for them.
Here's something odd. In the last couple of places we met folks who live in Indiana (in these quaint towns) in the summer then snowbird to Florida for the winter. That's not the odd part. What's odd is a number of them go to Bradenton. Not Miami, not Tampa, not Jacksonville -- Bradenton. I think that's odd.
This video is longer. It shows from when we got the go to enter the lock (you can see the tow leaving) to just beyond the lock where we dock in Turtle Creek.
Total Lock Count: 19