Day 4: Demopolis, AL to Mobile, AL

Demopolis to Mobile:  240 miles.

Sleeping on the boat was better than I thought it would be.   I got good sleep and woke up at 4:15 a.m. to try to get through the Demopolis lock before others were up.  That worked out very well and I was traveling down the TomBigbee before 6:00 a.m.

Going to sleep was a different matter.  I moved the sleeping bag to the back seat and managed to roll off the seat twice while in the sleeping bag.  There was no way to catch myself before hitting the floor.  Embarrassing, but at least no one was watching,  IMG_9202

It seemed that everything went my way today.  I got through the final 2 locks without much waiting and made it to Bobby’s Fish Camp by 10:30 a.m.  That allowed me to push on to Mobile during the afternoon.  Bobby’s is the final place to get gas before traveling the very remote Black Warrior river into Mobile.

For the next few weeks, I will be in salt water.  Tides, winds, and waves will all be factors to consider.  Mobile Bay was rough today (3 foot waves with 10-15 knot winds).   At one point, waves were coming over the front of the boat and soaking the floor.  These conditions are the main reason I stopped at Dog River Marina for the night.  It is a good marina and they have slips available for travelers.

Tomorrow looks like another good day.  The tide is rising through the early morning and the winds are 8-13 knots.  I should be able to cross the Bay in these conditions.

One thought on “Day 4: Demopolis, AL to Mobile, AL

  • Sleeping is never a problem with you…the guy who can nod off driving down the highway at 75 mph. Does look comfy though…is that California King?


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