Smooth Seas and a Cool Breeze

October 18 & 19

On Friday morning we left our anchorage at 7AM with this sunrise. Great way to start a cruising day.

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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.

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We love the rivers, especially this time of the year.C4B8BB7C-FD6F-4CBF-882F-D58991914FCA

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Rafting up, locks and marina’s require all manner of fenders. Gotta keep em handy.

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This looks like a burial ground for old casino gambling boats.

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Our run on Friday.

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How we ended our day on Friday.

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Saturday morning started out like this. Turned into an 80 mile day.

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Peoria, Illinois

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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.

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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.

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After an 80 mile run today we got the boat secured and opened the cooler.

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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.

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Our run today. Headed for the Mississippi River tomorrow.

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