We left the anchorage shortly after 8 am with a plan to travel all the way through Guntersville Lake, through Nickajack Lock and anchor above the lock at the Shellmound Recreation Area. It was a good day of traveling with a morning temperature of 80 degrees and ending the day at 97 degrees. At least there was a haze all day that helped keep the sun from being so brutal, but it was still hot.
We dropped the anchor at 5:30 pm near the Shellmound Recreation Area and bathed in the fresh water off the back of the boat before drying off and grilling our dinner. It was a nice spot and very open to the winds. Too bad we couldn’t find a breeze!