Champ III: Going Places

The adventure starts here.

Bay Springs Marina, New Site, MS

Glorious morning with temps in the high 50’s and no clouds. We left a little after 8:00 with the intentions of making 3 locks and 51 miles.
We got to the first lock and there was a tow trying to arrange several barges on the mooring cells so he could go back and get the remainder of the tow. There were three other pleasure craft and we floated around for approximately an hour and there was still no sign the tow was going to be ready anytime soon. We decided we did not want to get to the marina at 5:30 or 6:00, so we called the lock and told them we were going to the local marina and we would see them in the morning. Total travel for the day was 38.8 miles and 0 locks. We listened to the VHF radio and it was another hour and twenty minutes before the 3 pleasure craft were thru the lock.
Bay Springs Marina is the only marina on this large lake because this is a Corp of Engineers lake and minimal development.
Marina has mostly covered slips and some very large houseboats. They have DirecTV is you have a receiver which we do, so we can watch the Lions tonight.
Candy likes the marina. We took the after dinner walk off leash because the owner took his 2 dogs home with him.
The 1st photo is a picture back toward the dam & lock. The 2nd photo is a telephoto of the dam & the last photo is looking upstream from our dock. Very quite place.
Day got to the low 80’s and was picture perfect.