A day to regroup, reprovision, and rest. We borrowed the marina courtesy car, drove a couple of miles to Columbus, had the buffet lunch at Pizza Hut, and picked up a few supplies.
Four boats left Midway about 7:30: “Orion” (Denise and Paul are not loopers, but heading south for the winter), “Bade Boomer”, “Moor $tuff”, and “Dream Catcher”. We joined “North Star” (a 60-foot trawler, not a looper) in the first lock. All 5 boats traveled together for the day and made it through 4 locks: Fulton, Wilkins, Amory, and Aberdeen. “Bade Boomer”, “Moor $tuff” and “Dream Catcher” pulled in at Columbus Marina about 3:30 while the other 2 boats continued down river.