Approaching Wilson Lock
Double chambered Auxillery Lock at Wilson Lock
Looking up at the concrete wall & lock gate holding back Wilson Lake. Hope it holds ... ignore the water pouring from the seams ...
Tied to a bollard for locking
Looking up the bollard chamber
Upstream gate lowering so that we can pass over it
After a quick shopping trip, we ate breakfast at a small cafe in Florence – the first grits we’ve had on our trip. We then headed to Wilson Lock – the largest lock on the loop with a 95-foot lift. Eva called ahead for us and there was no wait. The lock is awesome. It takes an incredible 50 million gallons of water to fill the chamber.
A long boating day for us. We left Grand Harbor Marina about 10:00 and arrived at Florence Harbor Marina about 4:00. Eva, the marina manager, was very friendly and helpful and gave us a ride to downtown Florence. We enjoyed pizza at Ricatoni’s. The pizza is hand rolled, tossed, and baked in a wood-burning oven. Delicious! A fun evening.