Good Day for a Swim

Good Day for a Swim

02-NOV-2020 Monday – McAlpin Bend AL (~TTW mile 243) to Kingfisher Bay Marina, Demopolis AL (~BTW 216.9)    24.1 nautical miles (27.7 statute miles)

32°31’50.7″N 87°50’31.1″W
32.530755, -87.841969
Elevation: 73 feet
Total Elevation Change: -1 foot

Locks (0):
States (1): Alabama

Buzzards. Don’t know what thermal they are circling. I sure don’t feel it. 48 degrees.

Along the Way

It’s pretty but not much diversity in the landscape.

Just when I was thinking there is really a whole lot of nothing, around the bend was Buzzard Roost Bluff mile 234.

I painted my toes and toenails. I’m not going to wear socks again until we are back in Minnesota. If I keep my feet in the sunshine I should be ok. I definitely need a pedicure.

I checked the temperature at 9:41 AM. It’s 50 degrees in Forkland AL.

These guys must be heading south for the first time. Rather than moving to the side they kept flying about 500 feet ahead and landing in the middle of the river again. After about the sixth time they figured it out and swam towards the rivers edge.

We are out of “The Ditch”. The Tenn-Tom Waterway connects to the Black Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway. It’s Black Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway for ~200 miles to Mobile Bay.

Early day for us. We are going to hang around Demopolis AL for a couple of days until we have a better handle on what’s happening with Hurricane Eta.

Demopolis Basin Fuel Dock. We aren’t the only ones getting fuel.

Great day for a swim.
The dock was 4 inches taller than the step I took. Great day for a swim. I caught myself so it was only a partial dunking. One leg and my bum got wet.

Dale helped me roll out of the water and onto the swim deck.

We came into our slip like rookies. Extremely embarrassing for Gold Loopers like us. Thank goodness we didn’t have an audience.


Supper at the local bistro. I liked the lights.

We took home a piece of Mr Mike’s mom’s bread pudding for a late night snack.

Dumb Laws

After reading about the dumb laws in other states it got me thinking. What about Minnesota?

Minnesota State Laws

  • Mosquitoes are decreed a public nuisance
  • It is against the law to stand around any building without a good reason.
  • A person may not cross state lines with a chicken atop his head.
  • It is illegal to sleep naked.
  • You must wear a shirt while driving a motorcycle
  • Oral sex is prohibited.
  • All bathtubs must have feet.
  • Minnesota tax forms ask for your date of death.
  • A woman isn’t allowed to cut her own hair without her husband’s permission.
  • Rats have a 10 cent bounty.
  • It’s illegal to tease skunks.

Minnesota City Laws

-No man is allowed to make love to his wife with the smell of garlic, onions, or sardines on his breath. If his wife wants, law mandates that he must brush his teeth.

Blue Earth:
-No child under the age of twelve may talk over the telephone unless monitored by a parent.

-If you are a man, you must grow a beard.

Cottage Grove:
-You may not land in a state park with a parachute on.
-Residents of even numbered addresses may not water their plants on odd-numbered days excluding the thirty first day where it applies.

-Animals may not sleep in Bakery’s.

Harper Woods:
-It is illegal to paint sparrows to sell them as parakeets.

-It shall be the duty of any policeman or any other officer to enforce the provisions of this Section, and if any cat is found running at large, or which is found in any street, alley or public place, it shall be the duty of any policeman or other officer of the city to kill such cat.

International Falls:
-Cats are not allowed to chase dogs up telephone poles. Yup, you read the right.

-Red cars may not drive down Lake Street.

-Storing “junk” is a public nuisance.
-If wood is not neatly stacked it is considered a public nuisance.
-Any person who persuades another to enter a massage therapist business after 11:00 PM is guilty of a misdemeanor.

-All bathing suits must have be inspected by the head of police.
-Smoking while in bed is illegal.

St. Cloud:
-Hamburgers may not be eaten on Sundays.

-You’re not allowed to park your goat on Main Street.

-Anyone can keep their cow on downtown Main Street at a cost of 3 cents per day.

Where is Wayland Minnesota?

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