Since we knew it would be short we took our time getting out of the marina. Russ went for a run and I did some computer stuff. The 2 fast boats that we shared a lock with left about 30 minutes before us. As a result the first lock (Rankin) was still turning around. So we slow-boated our way to it. Timed out fine otherwise.
The second lock (Montgomery) was waiting with doors open since they just locked down a trawler (possible loopers, from their burgee). The third lock (Whitten) needed to be lowered but we called them well in advance. It's the last one the Tenn-Tom and by far the biggest. All the other locks raised us about 30 feet. Whitten takes us up 84, nearly 3 times the distance. Entering that chamber is quite daunting. The doors loom above you like the gates of Mordor. I
|84 feet to the top.|
Lock count: 11