Champ III: Going Places

The adventure starts here.

Angelo Towhead Anchorage

Long run today for 102 miles form last night’s anchorage to tonights. We are at the meeting of what the Corp calls the upper Mississippi and the lower Mississippi and the Ohio River. A tremendous amount of tows in this area because they are staging them to their destinations.
The one picture with the boat and the bridge in it has me standing on the Illinois side of the Mississippi and Missouri is on the other side of the bridge. What you see on the horizon is Kentucky with all the barges lined against shore.
The river gives a nice boost because we normally travel at 8.2 to 8.4 mph but with the river current today we were anywhere from 10.6 to 13.1 mph. See the picture with the current around the buoy.
The day was sunny all day long with no clouds in the sky but the temps only got to the low 60’s.
We move on to the Ohio River tomorrow for 2 locks and 60 miles.
I have included a picture of the wing dams the Corp has constructed all along the river to help direct the flow into the channel and scour the channel so they do not have to dredge as often.
Candy also tends to sleep a lot. Besides the corner of the back seat she was chasing the sun around because she likes to sleep in the sun and it kept changing as the river wound around through the countryside.