a very nice stay at the cotton springs dock near the Jamie Whitten Lock, we
expected to start roughing it once again. Not so, we delightfully discovered.
had scouted up to the next lock with Pedigo, so we knew the next stop would be
near Fulton, MS and the Jamie
Whitten Visitorís Center. (Jamie Whitten was a very prominent MS senator
and a major proponent of the Tenn-Tom Waterway construction project; so much
so, that he is nearly given full credit for its completion.)
flew full sails all day
and locked through three locks. We anchored near a boat ramp at the park with
the visitorís center. After scouting with Pedigo, we moved Windigo to a 250í dock right at the visitorís
center the next day, and stayed there for four days Windigo @ Whitten Center.JPG. It
was a short ride to downtown Fulton, and the park had hot showers & the
keen visitorís center.
day, we made the 25-mile trek to Tupelo, MS and the birthplace
of Elvis. Interesting terrain, small
farms, and little traffic marked our route. Most of the time we enjoyed the
surroundings quiet mooring, and HOT showers. We completed a few boat
projects, and started a couple more.
we left Fulton, we locked through two
more closely spaced locks and headed for Aberdeen, MS. although we are not
in the Caribbean with its countless nude beaches, Mississippi still has a naked lady.JPG.
seem to be slowing down considerably. The perfect [free] accommodations, warm
& dry weather, and constant flow of interesting points-of-interest have
caused us to only plan on moving about 20 miles after we stay put for several
days. Or could it be the adaptation of the liveaboard attitude? Windigo @ long dock.JPG
& Karin Hughes
this is roughing it, I couldnít stand luxury . . .
those US Army Corps of Engineers internet addresses once again: