Day 9 – Demopolis to Okatuppa

Friday, March 10th, we left Demopolis well-provisioned and with clean laundry.Demopolis

At Demopolis Lock, the bird life was abundant.Demopolis Lock

The Demopolis Dam did not have gates, just a fixed spillway with plenty of water flowing over it.Demopolis Spillway

In the tailrace of Demopolis Dam was a large pelican colony.Pelican Colony

We again caught up with the same tug and coal barges we’d passed the day before (and would pass at least one more time this trip.)Coal Barges

Our stop for the night was a popular anchorage where Okatuppa Creek joins the river.Okatuppa Anchorage

Today we traveled 76 nautical miles, for a trip total of 507 miles.Day 9 Track

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