From Chattanooga SONATA then moved with haste on to a few stops between Chattanooga and Grand Harbor. At Grand Harbor we remained two days and met up with MANANA to continue down the Tombigbee Waterway.
Departing Grand Harbor we had to wait for the fog to lift. Once we could see 500 plus feet we were underway for Midway Marina.
On way to Midway Marina we went through locks in the fog and when the fog cleared to allow a pleasant journey to Columbus.
Prior to arriving in Columbus Charlie made a phone call to one of his college roommates he had not seen in ... many years. Tom Coleman called back and Tom and his wife Francis McLean joined us for dinner in Columbus. Francis and Charlie attended the first twelve years of school together in Jackson, it was a grand time for many walks down many memory lanes for the three.
The phone booth that has been observed in the many trips down the Tombigbee ... remains along the riverside. It remains "out-of-service"? We had a beautiful white egret follow us along the way down the river and spotted an eagle perched in a tree as we continued South.
Continuing down the Tombigbee SONATA passed the "White Cliff of Epes". These cliffs follow the name of the nearby town of Epes which was known as a transportation and business service center.
The river twists and turns. You can travel 15 miles on the river and only proceed three miles south. Little fellow needs to be straightened out ... if you want to be efficient.