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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #270 on: 23 November 2021, 19:50:11 »
You should publish diary of you're journey.  With these pictures, it would be a interesting read.

This pretty much is my journal.  I share it with you all.  And I post on FakeBook too.  Maybe when we get to the islands, I'll do a YouTube channel.

Nice thing about being in the middle of nowhereville is All The Stars!  The sky is painted with the Milky Way.

So glad I have bars on my phone enough to post about it.
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« Reply #271 on: 23 November 2021, 19:51:57 »
Take pictures! I live New England, there so much light pollution here when I was kid I thought the stars were dying. 
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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #272 on: 23 November 2021, 19:53:43 »
If I had a better camera, I would.  My phone doesn't do good at night.

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #273 on: 24 November 2021, 05:24:01 »
If I had a better camera, I would.  My phone doesn't do good at night.

Night time photography is really tough even with a good camera. :(

Nothing like the night sky over the water though, it's an amazing sight, and when there's no wind, no cloud, stars reflecting in the mirror smooth surface, you can't really tell where the sky ends and the water begins.

Damnit, now I miss being at sea!

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #274 on: 24 November 2021, 07:43:52 »
How about foggy morning?

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #275 on: 24 November 2021, 15:43:34 »
Nice tulle fog, there!  8)

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #276 on: 24 November 2021, 19:10:06 »
Thanks!  An hour earlier and it was like zombie fog.

Anyway, we motored from dawn til dusk, and made it to a place called Kingfisher Bay Marina in Demopolis, Alabama.   Very nice place here, and aptly named in my opinion.   

We're taking two days off due to holidays and cold weather on Friday.   Until then, check out these white limestone cliffs at Epes, Alabama,  and below that, a shot of a barge on pristine mirror-like water.

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« Reply #277 on: 24 November 2021, 19:19:10 »
The White Cliffs of Alabama?  Who knew??  :o

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #278 on: 24 November 2021, 19:21:25 »
I know it!  The place should be called Dover, Alabama.   Would be more fitting.

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #279 on: 24 November 2021, 19:22:49 »
Indeed!  Have a happy Thanksgiving!  :thumbsup:

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #280 on: 24 November 2021, 19:42:16 »
Will do!  They're doing some kind of potluck tomorrow here at the marina.  We just happen to have ham and stove top stuffing, so we're sharing it.

Have a happy Thanksgiving to you and everyone else who reads this thread!

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #281 on: 25 November 2021, 00:07:58 »
And to you and your dad!
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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #282 on: 25 November 2021, 10:06:02 »
 ;D Thanks for more pics. I hope you and your Dad have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Oh by the way like how cold is it down there?  We just had 20 and 30 up here in Michigan but it back in the 40 temps.

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #283 on: 25 November 2021, 10:23:40 »
And to you and your dad!

Thank you, WT.

;D Thanks for more pics. I hope you and your Dad have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Oh by the way like how cold is it down there?  We just had 20 and 30 up here in Michigan but it back in the 40 temps.

It's going to be 71 here in Demopolis today.  But tomorrow will be a high of 52.  Saturday, when we get back on it, will be low 60's. 

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #284 on: 25 November 2021, 10:25:41 »
The low last night here in Arlington VA was below 30.  Glad you're having warmer weather, being you're immersed in water.  My first tour, we endured dry dock in Connecticut in the winter.... brrrr....

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #285 on: 25 November 2021, 10:48:32 »
Michigan winters have me more or less immune to all but the most extreme cold.

But still, being on a boat makes it automatically feel ten degrees colder.  So Friday we're staying in port.  Also, I'll have wifi to download the latest goodies to be had.   :)

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #286 on: 26 November 2021, 08:21:10 »
But still, being on a boat makes it automatically feel ten degrees colder.

Aint that the truth! So cold when you're surrounded by water, especially inland away from the sea.

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #287 on: 26 November 2021, 13:54:33 »
I'm a meteorologist by training, and yes, the amount of heat water can absorb with minimal change in temperature is incredible, as is it's ability to absorb heat through conduction.  And then don't get into evaporation or condensation ...
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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #288 on: 26 November 2021, 13:57:39 »
Physicist by training here, and I double stamp everything Worktroll just said!  :thumbsup:

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #289 on: 26 November 2021, 14:35:49 »
I'm a meteorologist by training, and yes, the amount of heat water can absorb with minimal change in temperature is incredible, as is it's ability to absorb heat through conduction.  And then don't get into evaporation or condensation ...
i've joked for years I live next to the biggest heat sink in the world...
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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #290 on: 26 November 2021, 15:15:34 »
And I feel all this in my bones as we motor down the river system.   

Closely related: we have a Reverse Cycle heating and cooling system on the boat.  It sucks in water and uses it to either cool or heat, depending on setting.  But it doesn't work good on these rivers because they are so damned muddy!  When we get to Mobile and the marina there, we're going to clean it out and get it running. 

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #291 on: 26 November 2021, 16:13:07 »
Let's review where I'm at, shall we?



Dad and I are just below where the Tennessee-Tombigbee intersects the Tombigbee and Black Warrior Rivers in western Alabama.  We are about 4 and a half days out of our immediate goal, Mobile, Alabama.

I don't get tired of seeing that because I can almost taste the fresh caught shrimp.

I will likely not be able to post for the next four days, but I will if I can.  This part of the journey is a true backwater.
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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #292 on: 27 November 2021, 19:05:54 »
Wooohooo!  I have half a bar on my phone.  Woke up before dawn today.  We got going and went until after sundown.  Sixty seven miles total.  That's a high water mark on a sailboat. 

Anyway, I'll try to report again tomorrow.  Three and a half days to go!

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« Reply #293 on: 27 November 2021, 19:06:47 »
Great progress, and lucky find on having signal!  :thumbsup:

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #294 on: 27 November 2021, 19:14:12 »
It takes a few minutes to load every time I click on a link, but it's better than nothing.

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #295 on: 27 November 2021, 19:21:39 »
That’s gotta be the first time anyone was happy to get to Mobile.  ;D
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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #296 on: 27 November 2021, 19:36:14 »
When I actually get there, you will see true happy.

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« Reply #297 on: 27 November 2021, 20:47:50 »
That’s gotta be the first time anyone was happy to get to Mobile.  ;D

So when he gets to Mobile, he won't be on mobile?

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #298 on: 28 November 2021, 16:44:06 »
Made it to mile marker 97, so only two days from our destination.   I add a half a day just to be safe.

Check out these bluffs we just passed right before we anchored (and note how muddy the river water looks).

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Re: So I'm Moving to Florida - By Boat
« Reply #299 on: 28 November 2021, 16:46:58 »
That's a pretty slow moving river to be that muddy, it seems...