Champ III: Going Places

The adventure starts here.

Cumberland Towhead Anchorage

Not a bad run today. Mississippi was really busy thru the night last night so we got a relatively early start.
Lots and lots of tows on the Ohio for the first 6 or 7 mile. Just everywhere along the banks and anchored in the river. The Ohio is a river with the channel much wider than the Mississippi. Not sure why.
We are going upstream on the Ohio River where yesterday we were making 11 and 12 mph today we made around 7.3 mph to the first lock. Water is better controlled between the locks so we then were at about 8.3 mph.
We passed a site where the Corp is building a new dam that will replace to existing ones on the Ohio. Massive job that had been underway about 10 years and still years away from finishing.
We anchored out at the Cumberland River Towhead which is a pretty nice spot. Lots of the little asian carp jumping in the water tonight.
The weather today was chillier than yesterday and we only had the sun for about 1/2 the day. Chance of rain and thunderstorms tonight then clearing tomorrow. Supposed to be in the 70’s tomorrow and 80’s on Saturday. Maybe we have caught the warm weather.