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Tennessee River part 2 plus a side trip

We are enjoying the vistas along the Tennessee River.  It is a beautiful stretch of water.  The rock cliffs and the way that mother nature as carved the river into this winding body of water is totally amazing.  It is really hard to do j…

Tennessee River

Now we have entered a new state for us Tennessee and the terrain is changing as you can see by the high cliffs.  This is all new territory for Marilyn as she did not do this section of the trip in 1999.We thought the barges would be smaller&n…

What do you do all day??????

Life on a BoatMany times we are asked what are you doing all day when you are on the boat, so we thought we would explain. There are travel days and then there are non-travel days.On the travel days typically we start early to catch as much daylight as…

Tennessee River and Kentucky Lake

So we have been anchoring in many of the coves at Kentucky Lake which is part of the Tennessee River. This area was developed during President Kennedy‚Äôs administration. The lake is formed and regulated by Kentucky Dam which has a drop of 57 feet. The…

Lock and Dam Editorial (Barclay Lock and Dam)

We thought it would be a good idea to give all of our followers and idea of the lock experience.  To clarify, the last pictures we sent were of a much smaller chamber and Erwin is NOT wearing a hard hat.  The lockmaster does require everyone …

Ohio River and Cumberland River (sidetrip)

Well, we turned out of the channel (frog channel) onto the Mississippi River and went very fast to where the Mississippi River and the Ohio River meet.  So we were traveling at 12 knots of speed downriver on the Miss and turned up river to the Ohi…

Side line adventure on the Mississippi

Afterr many folks have listened to my escapade on the boat, they encouraged me to write about it here on the blog.We were at a quiet anchorage on the Diversion Channel just off the Mississippi River. It was a hot, sticky day, and the evening brought so…

Mighty Mississippi River

This is a picture of the Mississippi River from the bridge of our boat.  As you can see it is very muddy (kind of a chocolate brown), very turbulent, and moves very quick.This is some of the debris from the river being flooded.  We spend our …

St. Louis Missouri

This picture of course is the arch at St. Louis with a view from the water.This is a paddle wheeler that runs the river in downtown St. Louis.  There is a lot of boat traffic in this area, barges, towboats, pleasure boats, work boats, you name it …