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Monday, October 1, 2012

"Three Hour Tour"

Yes this is the three hour tour of the 0 Regrets! We shoved off Sunday 09/30/2012 from Green Turtle Bay our home port for a 2 week cruise on the great Tennessee River. We do not know our return point, just floating UP the river in our trawler, seeing what we can see. Although we have cruised and anchored many evenings on Kentucky Lake, this will be our furthest watery adventure to date. Who knows, I may be in the "dingy" before the return if Denise cannot take anymore of the Captain Barry.
Our first leg of the journey was a day early, so we anchored in Panther Creek for the evening anticipating heavy rain thru the night and on Monday. We did experience some temporary anchor problem but held us thru the night and did retrieve in the morning. The moring dawned with rain, fog and light wind. Now this was decision time. We have been experiencing some fuel contamination causing the engine to die. Fortunately the engine does restart but the "warm and fuzzy" feeling does not endure.
Our view late today, October 1, 2012, from Paris Landing Marina to the breakwater. The bridge is out there somewhere. Hopefully, not as fogged in tomorrow. We do have radar but those big tow boats prowl these waters.
We decided to call our mechanic (on retainer) and he is meeting us at Paris Landing Marina Tuesday AM. Hopefully this will solve or relieve the problem. We may have to row our way to the next stop but Admiral Denise indicated she was game. I did not tell the dogs! Professional photography is provided in part by "0 Regrets" traveling expert, Ms. Denise Young. I am sure National Geographic or the Tattler will pick up this story and photos. On board technician, Admiral Denise, managed to power up Direct TV so we can continue to have our fill of the political season(4 yrs old) while cruising. Now one may wonder what are Captn. Barry's duties on the cruise. Well, many. I navigate, drive the trawler (with direction), walk our Sailors and pick up the poop, take out the trash, grill food, and any other details found in need by the Admiral. Fair skies, gentle breezes and following seas, Capt. Barry, Admiral Denise, Sailors Bella and Bailey.

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