Hallberg Rassy Rasmus 35

Hallberg Rassy Rasmus 35
An Old Classic

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

River Running and Shakedown

650 miles of dodging debris is exhausting
I started my adventure in Mary Annie from Little Rock Arkansas two weeks ago.  My wife Amy and I left on a cold and windy Thursday morning and headed down the Arkansas River.  We spent three days on the Arkansas and one day on the Mississippi before she left for home. We had a great time together.  I continued with a friend.  It took 6 more days to make it to New Orleans and Lake Ponchatrain.  The Mississippi River was intimidating.  It was running at 34 feet with very strong currents and trees floating along side us.  We averaged about 11 miles per hour with a max speed of almost 15 mph!  I have been working on the boat doing a final shakedown on Lake Ponchatrain and will continue on toward the Bahamas Feb. 11.   I will post a detailed description at:

The Adventures of Mary Annie

Cheers
Pat

Who said the lower Mississippi River is "ugly"?

Watching the sky show

Caught on the Industrial Canal in New Orleans at night.  I come inches from taking my mast off on the last draw bridge.

Arrive at Orleans Marina around 10 pm.  Very happy.  Very tired.

2 comments:

JD Whittemore said...

Looking forward to reading more and possibly joining you at some point. Stay Strong!!

Cabatach said...

great to see you using her - enjoy. also i see you found the dinghy storage spot!