Adventure Location: Decatur, Al.
Adventure Date: 3-25-2021
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The really bad weather was 30 miles south of us but we got plenty to keep the OFM occupied all night. He slept about two hours at a time and then was awake for a while checking out for troubles.
The only significant trouble for the Teams was the infrequent leak at the bathroom window decided to get more serious last night. It was still manageable but did need to be managed.
Today the OFM got brave and took the trim ring off the window to once again try to see where the water was entering the Castle.
After a lot of squatting and wiggling, there is was. This is the first time we have actually seen the water entering the Castle. Now we know what to do and where to do it. A temporary fix was employed in a short rain break. It slowed the leak down to almost nothing. But tomorrow doing a proper re-caulk on the window trim should be the solution.
After the rain quit about 1700, the OFM decided on a walk to see how things were in the area. There was some more natural pruning here and there.
And the drainage from the campground was running well. This road had a couple of inches of water running over it earlier in the afternoon. But it is doing a good job of moving the water on down the hill.
As we meandered along the OFM stopped to check on the watch from last nights blog. It is still there, running and had the right time on it.
Finally we came to the fishing bridge. This is where the drainage from the campground dumps into the Tennessee River drainage. We were standing nearly right over the outfall to take this picture of the rapids ruffling the water.
Apparently overnight the river authority had dumped about two feet of water out of the lake. The lake level was low enough that the drainage was moving very well out of the campground.
Just to make the OFM happy, some art supplies came in this afternoon so he has more things to do now. There are lots of ways of trying to have tooooo much fun.