“The Ditch” River Section

“The Ditch” River Section

October 14, 2018 Sunday     Blue Bluff Recreational Area, Aberdeen, MS  Tenn-Tom Waterway mile 358.1 to  Columbus Marina, Columbus, MS Tenn-Tom Waterway mile 335   21.7 nautical miles    7 miles

33°31’16.9″N 88°28’54.6″W
33.521351, -88.481844
Elevation: 162 feet (1 lock dropped 28 feet)

I’ve been on the river long enough now to not think ‘personal computer’ every time I hear “Three PCs coming up on the 2” Translation: Three pleasure crafts coming up behind you on your left.

Blue Bluff Recreational Area free dock

Free is good. We spent the night on a free dock in Blue Bluff Recreational Area near Aberdeen, MS.  In the morning we watched 2 women in a jon boat tend their catfish lines.

Blue Bluff Recreational Area, Aberdeen, MS Tenn-Tom Waterway mile 358.1 – Free dock. YES DEAR and GOOD LIFE
Blue Bluff Recreational Area, Aberdeen, MS Tenn-Tom Waterway mile 358.1 – Free dock. YES DEAR (left) and GOOD LIFE (right)
Pretty, but invasive. Eichhornia crassipes, commonly known as common water hyacinth, is an aquatic plant native to the Amazon basin, and is often a highly problematic invasive species outside its native range.

Aberdeen Lock

Aberdeen Lock mile 357.5 – Another cookie cutter locks. Same as yesterday locks but you get pictures anyway. Today it was about dodge a log to get in to the Aberdeen Lock.
Aberdeen Lock mile 357.5 – berdeen Dam with Dale on the lines.  Zoom out and look at the flotsam at the top water line.

River Section

Tombigbee River ox bows connecting to the Tenn-Tom Waterway in the River Section

 

Tombigbee River and Tenn-Tom Waterway intersection
Tombigbee River and Tenn-Tom Waterway intersection – mile 345 A place in the sun. Private island
Tombigbee River and Tenn-Tom Waterway intersection
Tombigbee River and Tenn-Tom Waterway – Rerouted bridge. New bridge had to be built when “The Ditch” was put in.
Dredge and dredging pipes
Dredging survey boat

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Bike ride to Columbus MS from marina – in search of the Vikings game

 

BTW – only 4 flies today!

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