October 18 & 19
On Friday morning we left our anchorage at 7AM with this sunrise. Great way to start a cruising day.
This is a deadhead, well actually just a tree moving down the river. A deadhead is the same thing with only a little of the tree or log showing above the water line. The other end of the tree is stuck in the bottom of the river so it is not moving.
We love the rivers, especially this time of the year.
Rafting up, locks and marina’s require all manner of fenders. Gotta keep em handy.
This looks like a burial ground for old casino gambling boats.
Our run on Friday.
How we ended our day on Friday.
Saturday morning started out like this. Turned into an 80 mile day.
Since the Illinois River is high we drove right over the Peoria Lock. Really strange feeling knowing there are lock doors just beneath your running gear.
This is Tuscany. He is bringing his 42 ‘ Island Gypsy from somewhere in Illinois and his destination is Cuba Landing marina on the Tennessee River. Deb and I loved Cuba Landing. Hope he does as well.
After an 80 mile run today we got the boat secured and opened the cooler.
Our stop for the evening. We tied off 3 boats and rafted up 3 more to Logsdon Tug service. Just tied up to a barge.
Our run today. Headed for the Mississippi River tomorrow.