October 14, 2016
Better weather yesterday. We left GTB at 9 a.m. and arrived at Paris Landing at 1 p.m. Smooth sailing with calm seas and a blessed tail wind. Beautiful, quiet night. Very nice marina here, but only one bathroom/shower combo serving 290 boats slips! Paris Landing State Park is 841 acres of camping with golf and hotel.
We came on a weekend when the Park was sponsoring a Civil War Reenactment with cannon and artillery fire. Vendors with food, arts, relics, and chili cook off. Then a big display with all cannons firing at night. Woo Hoo. Poor Inky ran away and 6 of us roamed the docks for an hour calling until he appeared.
We happened upon three large bird cages housing rescued Barn Owls, Barred Owls, and one blind hawk. Gorgeous birds. Saw our first Persimmon tree. Unusual knobby bark. Messy when the fruit falls.
October 16, 2016
We motored round the corner to Fat Daddy’s for dinner with Barb and Nick Headly…and Ziggy. They are moored beside us with their 288 Bayliner! Skinny water coming in…2.5 feet, but we raised the motor and plowed in.