Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Day 27     Harpeth Island, Tennessee
Tuesday, September, 21, 2010
Bluffs on the way to our anchorage
We left the Nashville city dock around 10:00 and dropped anchor behind Harpeth Island at mile marker 155.1 on the Cumberland River around 2:30.   It was another beautiful day on the water.  We've had several sunny days with temperatures in the 90s. 
Total miles:  35       Total bridges:  9      Total locks:  0

Day 26      Nashville, Tennessee
Monday, September, 20, 2010

Appropriately named Rock Harbor Marine is located in an old rock quarry.   

Rock Harbor Marine

Nashville's impressive skyline that includes the AT&T building, locally know as the "Batman Building".

Shelby Street Bridge above the Nashville city dock. 

Dream Catcher docked at Nashville.

Shelby Street Bridge

Dream Catcher docked across from the 68,000 seat National Football League stadium, home of the Nashville Titans.

Busy commuter train station next to the city dock.

Park at the city dock

Fort Nashborough

Fort Nashborough

Fort Nashborough

Fort Nashborough

Fort Nashborough

If the boot fits ...

ACM Awards

Randy Travis signing autographs

Legends Corner

Downtown Nashville

Shelby Street Bridge was built in 1909 and closed in 1998 due to its unsafe condition.  The city spent 4 years and about $15 million to convert it to a pedestrian bridge.  Wow!  Very impressive.  With a length of 3,150 feet, it's one of the world's longest pedestrian bridges.  Notice Dream Catcher in bottom left hand corner.

Reflection of the bridge in the Cumberland River

We left Rock Harbor Marine about noon.   We would recommend it for a good place to stay:  friendly boaters, low fuel prices, free laundry and free pump out.   We arrived at the Nashville city dock about 3:00.  While walking around downtown Nashville we discovered that the American Country Music Awards were taking place at the Ryman Auditorium.  It was fun to watch a few of the stars arrive and walk the red carpet even though we’re not into country music.  We again ate at Jack’s Bar-B-Que and got a pound of brisket to go.  We caught some Monday Night Football at a sports bar called Baileys.  Ice cream at Mike’s topped off the day.  We were the only boat at the city dock, so we were able to get the one hookup for water although there are several stations for electricity all along the dock.  A nice place to stay and no charge.   
Total miles: 15    Total bridges:  9   Total locks:  0                                                                            

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