We saw much wildlife as we motored down the waterway, including deer, eagles, white pelicans, and a water moccasin snake swimming across the channel.
We were about 30 minutes out from the third lock so I called the lockmaster on the phone. He said 5 other boats were entering the lock but he was going to hold if for us. We sped up to not delay the folks. I needed to blow out the diesels anyway. Turned out there were 12 other "loopers" at the marina all heading south. The marina folks are very accommodating. They even had a great BBQ meal of pulled pork and all the fixins for us at no charge.
We have traveled 328 miles from Green Turtle Bay, KY and traversed 8 locks.