Day 36 - October 19, 2012: Moving in at Joe Wheeler State Park Marina
This is the site of the much anticipated American Great Loop Cruising Association (AGLCA) Fall Rendezvous. Boaters currently looping, boaters who have completed the loop, and boaters anticipating doing the loop gather here to listen to seminars, attend events, meet vendors and get to know each other.
We moved over from our nearby anchorage and were the first of over 25 boats expected in just today, with 7 having come in already yesterday. While the four day rendezvous doesn't begin until Sunday afternoon, many come in early to get settled, wash and clean boats, and do laundry, etc. That is exactly what we did as well.
This is Great Laker cleaned of river scum, mud and bugs. She is dressed in her best docking lines, adorned with her AGLCA burge, University of Michigan burge, and American flag. She ready to be viewed by the many looping attendees.
Joe Wheeler is located on Wheeler Lake in northwest Alabama, about two miles from Rogersville.