10/28 – 11/2
At Columbus, MS, we again met up with Debbie & Steve , who are
sailing to the Bahamas for the winter aboard their sailboat, VIEWFINDER.
They’re with us on our aft deck before going out for an excellent
dinner at Harvey’s. Most of the marinas on the inland rivers
have a courtesy vehicle to use for shopping and/or dinner; in this
case it was a propane driven truck. (A few hours later the Captain’s
first kidney stone experience began. Luckily, we still had the key
for the truck, and the hospital was only 5 minutes away.) It looked
like an impromptu Carver rendezvous at Columbus Marina; all the boats
on the transient dock this day were Carvers. Piloting the boat in
front of ours were Captain Coleen and First Mate Gary, a retired doctor,
aboard CALYPSO POET III. He provided valuable counsel on the Captain’s
condition. This was our second favorit marina to this point; we were
here for 4 days, partly for the Captain’s recuperation. We got
an early start leaving Columbus; we had a long run ahead this day.