Harpeth River Anchorage - Nashville TN
- Start 7:05 AM
- End 11:30 AM
- Underway 4:25 Hours
- Distance 34 miles
- Total Mil6s on Trip 2432
- Av Speed 7.7 knots
- Locks 0
- Weather Cloudy, 65 Degrees, Wind 3Kn E
We pulled anchor and left early, so we could see as much of Nashville as we could. Again we timed it perfectly. After we got to Nashville the water level went from 24.5 feet to almost 27 feet and the current went from 1CFS (Cubic Feet Per Second) to 4.5CFS. It will make the trip back down river much quicker. If we had come on Friday instead of Thursday it would have been a very slow trip up river.
The run from Harpeth to Nashville was very picturesque. Once again we passed rising bluffs, waterfront homes, farmland and marinas. One of the neatest things I saw was to volleyball nets set up in the river. I can only assume these are setup for water polo. One of the nets was set downstream of an island, and the other right alongside of a park. That one not only had the net setup, but it had buoys setup defining the playing field.
Nashville, how do you describe your time in Nashville in a couple of paragraphs. While we did stop at a couple of the bars on Broadway that was not the highlight of our visit. Wednesday and Thursday the bars & honky tonks on Broadway were not too bad, but Friday afternoon the crowds were unbearable.
We toured Ryman Auditorium, home of the Grand Ole Opry for many years. We also toured the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Wednesday night we went to the Commodore's Grill to watch their weekly songwriter's rounds. Three or four songwriter's are on stage at a time, and they showcase their songs for about 20 minutes. One of Nick & ginger's friends was playing. We were also treated by a performance by Jerry Foster, from the songwriting team Foster & Rice. They are the most awarded songwriting team in America.
Thursday night we celebrated Nick (Ginger Gale) and Karen's (Kay Dee) birthday by going out to dinner. After dinner we walked Printer's Alley where the basement bars where much more laidback and enjoyable. It amazes me how many musicians there are in Nashville. Every bar has live music from open to close.
Tomorrow we will be leaving Nashville returning to Clarksville Marina. Nashville is not on the Great Loop, and we went about 150 miles off our route to get here. Now we have to turn around to get back to the loop.