Friday, August 13, 2010

HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA




Aug. 13, 2010---Peer into the fog and you will see there is a tow passing by. The tug can barely be seen.












About 9:00 a.m. as the fog was lifting hills across the river came into view. Much different than when the tug passed here.







By 10 a.m. the fog was gone when we left Anchor Pad Marina.










Portsmouth, Ohio.







Picture of a railroad bridge to show how calm the Ohio River was again today.







Reflections in the water create interesting views.






There was a group of 10 PWC's running together.






Arriving at the inlet to Holiday Point Marina located at mile 339.



This is one of the last stops where diesel fuel is readily available for many miles. It was a fun stop. Randy recognized the Dream Manor. He said "this boat is the one written up in Houseboat magazine isn't it". He also had Heartland Boating with our boat covering the back page as Gibson's ad.We had a good visit and took on 300 gallons of diesel.




We are going to display the Holiday Point Marina pennant.
Be sure this stopping point is on your list.




An unusual old boat is located at the entrance leading to Holiday Point Marina just a short way off the river. Randy informed us that the folks on the PWC's we saw operate out of this marina.




Approaching Huntington Marina also well known as Holderbys Landing.






We are in another state. Not state of mind! This marina is located in Huntington, West Virginia.





Tied up along the front of the restaurant.





Walked into town and ate at Applebee's. On the way back to the marina we took a little side trip along the riverfront to the Rib & Music Festival.




There was a good crowd at the festival lined up to eat ribs at the various booths. From the looks of all the trophies and wording on the signs, competition is keen trying to be number one!




One of the individuals demonstrated the basting process of some fine looking ribs.





We really enjoyed music by "The Crystals"

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

when you leave Huntington, it's all "uphill" to Pittsburgh....you'll be heading North again, that is!

Miss Nauti

Ronald said...

The ribs sound great. Too bad it is a little TOO far for me to make the trip. Someday though.

RoN Friend