Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Sept. 30, 2009---Left Prizer Point Marina mid morning on a warm, sunshiny day with calm water. No wind!!

Marina and campground was quiet.

Kentucky State Prison is located on Lake Barkley

Sea gulls followed dream Manor looking for tasty little fish stirred up by the props.

At mile 32.8 on the Cumberland River we turned port to the canal that links Barkley Lake with Kentucky Lake on the Tennessee River. Barkley Lock and Dam could be seen in the distance as we left the Cumberland River. The canal is about 1.5 miles long. The spine of land between the rivers is about 40 miles long and averages 8 miles wide. This peninsula of "Land Between The Lakes" is one of the largest in the Nation. Entering Kentucky Lake we are now traveling upstream, and forward speed decreased about 2 MPH. Increased RPM from 2000 to 2400 to get rate back up to 10 MPH.

Total distance traveled today was 54.3 miles. We crossed the line from Kentucky into Tennessee and went about 5 miles before turning port to Clay Bay. Picked on open area in 10' of water and dropped anchor. A very nice anchorage.

Looking from the bay toward the Tennessee River sunset was delightful.

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