Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Fueling at Rocky Point Marina
During the day we noted a couple of dredges, "mining" the river bottom for gravel. They scour the bottom and offload it to barges on both sides of the dredge.
Mining the Ohio River
We are currently tied up at the gas dock, but have water, 50 amp service, and a courtesy car at the marina. There is a couple in transit from Terrace Park who have left their sailboat here, rented a car and returned to Cincinnati for a couple of days, pending better weather.
Monday, October 22, 2007
McAplin Lock Thru
The weather forecast was for a good morning and a rainy afternoon, which was exactly correct. The river between Louisville and Canelton is pristine, with very little development. Add to that the rainy afternoon, and other than towboat traffic, no one was on the river.
A rainy day on the Ohio
This allowed us to make very good time, 7.5 hours for a total of 120 miles. Score two for the good guys!
In route we passed Leavenworth Indiana, well known for it's luxurious inn and where Jenny and Dan opted for luxurious accommodations over the modest venue of the Greenbrier in West Virginia. (http://www.leavenworthinn.com/).
What a surprise to see our former Rear Commodore involved in a new business enterprise on the river after Leavenworth (Terry's Camp). We all wish Terry the best of luck!
Terry Glasgow's newest enterprise
We arrived at Rocky Point Marina in a steady rain and docked with little fanfare. The marina was recently purchased and provided a very good meal at their on-site restaurant.Tomorrow we expect to arrive in Evansville Indiana, a short 73 miles or so.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Island Hopper at Captains Quarters
Confluence of the Kentcuky and Ohio Rivers