We stopped at Columbus Marina in Columbus, Mississippi for two nights to relax a bit as we’ll be on the move everyday for the next seven days. We’ve got 350 miles, four locks, a multitude of tugs with barges, locks and fog to negotiate before we make Mobile Bay and a well deserved, three day, layover.
On our way to columbus we spotted two bald eagles perched on a branch beside the river and tonight we had nine deer feeding and playing only seventy-five yards from the boat. Once settled in our slip we went to to reserve the courtesy car so that we could go into town for dinner. We drove around the downtown historic district of Columbus to see some of the Antebellum homes.
Columbus is home to of the famous American playwright, Tennessee Williams and home of Mississippi State Woman’s College, the first and oldest all women’s college in the United States. We sought out a restaurant we remembered from our last trip, Proffitts Porch, a local back woods restaurant with an amazing red beans and rice dish.Tomorrow, Friday, we leave Mississippi and head back into Alabama, as we forge ahead to warmer weather and sandy beaches.
There were some big yachts here at the Columbus Marina.