Day 192 … Sun, Oct 29, 2017 … 48.9 miles; 5:15 hours, 0 Locks
Old Lock 2 Anchorage to Bobby’s Fish Camp
We were off early with 3 sailboats leaving around us. With no locks today, it is easy to wait and have breakfast after we start moving; making for a earlier departure.
Not the straightest river section … lots of miles for not going far south today …
Cally doesn’t care; she knows how to cruise in style …
Busy day on the Tombigbee … we passed 5 tows today.
We had been looking forward to Bobby’s Fish Camp … and it didn’t disappoint. Rustic, iconic, “one-of-a-kind” best describe the food and location, they are the reason to stop at Bobby’s. The fried catfish is legendary at the restaurant; the location is the only marina in a 200 mile stretch of river. Many need this stop for fuel, we do not. We want it for shore dooty and FRIED CATFISH!!
Bobby’s was started in 1956 and is a spot on the river with boat ramp, restaurant plus RV pads and “cabins” to rent.
The dock only holds 3 Looper size boats. When more arrive they raft off the first row. We only had 5 boats and none rafted to us. Last night there were 9 boats; 3 boats docked and 2 rafted other boats. Clearly we lucked out, though we offered twice for one of the sailboats to raft to us. Guess they prefer not rafting to a “motorboat”. Actually all 4 sailboats there with us were already knew each other.
Looking back from the restaurant to Lab Parnters at the dock.
Not fancy, but the food was very good!
Oh, and Pecan Pie (me) and Lemon Meringue Pie (Rip) for dessert, too!!
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