One had the most elaborate system of switchbacks we'd ever seen.
We stopped at another nice anchorage, followed the next day by a stop at Pebble Isle Marina. Our main purpose for the stop was to purchase fuel but the marina also had a courtesy car, so we took advantage of it for a grocery run. We initially thought we'd stay a couple days to take advantage of the wi-fi since we'd had few good connections on our way up.
Number one on Joe's agenda was to get all the electronics working again. By the end of our stay everything was up and running. Mr. Redundancy now has a new ship's computer, a back-up, a back-up back-up and the old ship's computer is being repaired. He also has a back-up for his laptop and a back-up monitor. Thanks to a very good friend this did not put the dent in the wallet that you might expect.
Since we were on the road, we took a short detour down to Charleston to visit my sister, managing to hit Spoleto's arts and crafts. The next day we stopped for lunch with our daughter in Atlanta and then dinner with our friends Mike and Linda (Sea Dream-currently in Brunswick) in Nashville. Thanks to all our great hosts it turned out to be quite a trip!
Randy and Barb (Lazy Dolphin) had arrived at Green Turtle in our absence, so we had a good dinner with them at Patti's - home of the 2" thick pork chop - before they left for Nashville the following day.
A short time later we made a right turn to start heading up the Ohio River. For the first time on this trip we're on a part of river we've never been on before. After a month and a half, we feel like we've just begin our journey.
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