Thursday, November 8, 2012

Dismal Swamp

Tonight finds us at the Deep Creek Lock dock just south of the Deep Creek draw bridge which is just south of the Deep Creek lock.We are ready to go tomorrow at 7 am to get past the Visitors Center and through the South Mills lock and then onto Elizabeth City, NC.

We went through the second lock opening today with 6 other boats. A lot of boats went the other way through the Virginia Cut which is deeper and has no speed limits.  That is where the go fast boats and boats that need more than 6 feet of water.  We draw 5.5 so we should be okay unless we bump against logs laying on the bottom of the canal.

Here are a couple of pictures of today's adventure.

Joy was wearing a lot of clothes today because in the morning it was only in the 40s.  You have two
lines, one at the bow and one at the stern of the boat. The lines are to prevent the boat from drifting away from the lock wall.  There were 4 boats on our side, and three on the other side of the lock

The younger couple on this aluminum boat just completed year number 7 of living on this boat. It took the original owner 15 years to built here in France.

Official tablet at the Deep Creek Lock, the swamp canal was completed in 1805.

That is it for now.


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