20-22 October 2014 Goose Creek Marina, Scottsboro, AL - Florence Harbor Marina, AL

The weather has been spectacular as we continue our southwest cruise to warmer climes.

These rock bluffs/cliffs are so dazzling to us flat-landers.

Almost feel I should apologize for so much of the same...
 but we're getting ready to leave these verdant undulating foothills as soon as tomorrow and it's difficult to become sated.

 We've just entered the Wilson Lock and are getting ready to descend.  The gates you see are the guillotine type.  We saw those in the Erie Canal and in Canada but not so much in this area.

 I'm forward and Bill's aft, fending off the walls, hoping to prolong the life of our fenders.  It's a long way down.

Look at those massive doors!

We've arrived in Florence, AL, and we love it already!  Eva, the marina owner/dock master/dock mistress/dock person, is so personable and we connected with her as soon as she secured our spring.  We met her friends, Marion and Tom, from CO. The 5 of us had lunch and we visited quite a while talking about motor coaches (one of our escalating interests.)  This marina has a comfortable down-home feel. There's quite a bit of history here to explore so we'll "set a spell" before continuing south.

Bill and Laura Bender
Kindred Spirit III
Florence Harbor Marina, AL


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