Champ III: Going Places

The adventure starts here.

Clifton, TN

Great weather today. Left the marina before 7:30 and there were clouds but when we turned south on the river you could see the clear sky to the south and west. Didn’t take long for us to drive into the sun. Temps came up and it must have gotten to the mid 70’s by the time we arrived at Clifton.
Clifton TN is another small town along the Tennessee River. It does not rate a bridge to get from one side to the other. We went to dinner at the Bears Inn and it was a country experience. Very limited menu and everything except a salad is prepared on the BBQ on the deck. I thoroughly enjoyed it. We used the courtesy car from the marina.
Cool tonight with a crystal clear sky. One of the sail boaters that came in said there is supposed to be a meteor shower tonight but I could not see it.
One of the pictures today is 2 bald eagles that we saw along the way. They were sitting on this dead tree in shallow water. Trust us they are eagles.
There is some building along the river you can see in one of the pictures. Not sure how these house will survive a 15′ to 20′ flood that is not necessarily uncommon on the Tennessee River.
The rock pictures had me wondering if they blasted some of the channels thru the rock to get the Tennessee to flow from Knoxville area all the way back and up to the Ohio.
Another long day tomorrow to get to the top end of the Tenn-Tom Waterway that will take us to Mobile and the Gulf of Mexico.

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  1. Okay, I just looked on the map and can’t believe how close you are to the Gulf of Mexico – just Alabama, and you’re there. We miss you. I hope there’s trick or treating at a marina on Halloween.

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