Wouldn't you know it, there was exactly 1 tow underway and he beat us to the lock.
While we were about 5 miles from the lock, way too early for us to hail him, we heard a tow do so. Coming up. We, of course, want to go down. When we got within a decent range of the lock they told us the wait was going to about 3 hours.
|Much of the lake is cottage country.
Makes it tough to walk a dog while on anchor.
We have a vid of this. Had to try a couple of times but we got the boat to drift away from the cell, hanging on a couple of lines. Then, we waited.
Going up to and setting on one of the cells. Really not meant for "pleasure crafts."
|Even the doors took forever to open.
The lock, however, is a drag. IT TAKES SO LONG. It's a long drop, 60 feet, so gonna be longer, but I swear they used a garden hose to empty the thing.
|By the marina. You can see piles of algae, even
though they have a fountain (left) to help.
|inQuest at the docks from the pedestrian bridge.
Even at high speed that lock takes a LONG time. Then a nice ride
all the way to the General Jackson in front of Opryland.