Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Sept. 29, 2010---Backed out from the fuel dock at Inland Marina at 6:30 a.m. Departed early as the two boats that had tied up behind us last night needed fuel. Did not want to hold up their progress down the river.

Athilean is the name on the cruiser facing this way. Trawler facing away is the Quest.

Evansville, Indiana in the morning light.

Sunrise causing a reflection from the water and windows on Dream Manor makes it appear as though a person can see through the boat. Just a mirror image!

Two tugs appearing in the fog. Neither one pushing any barges.

At times the fog was rather thick, but still able to see okay.

This picture taken looking toward the sunny side of the boat made the fog appear even worse. It was certainly much better when it all lifted about 8:30 a.m.

Approaching the mouth of Wabash River. Lots of sand piled along the shore on the Indiana side.

Mouth of the Wabash River. Center of the river is the border between Indiana and Illinois. At times the Wabash flows with great velocity. Lots of sand is deposited as the flow meets the Ohio River. Many dead trees are stuck in the sand.

Continued down the Ohio to mile 852. Made a total of 61 miles today in 6.5 hours. Selected an area outside the green bouys that was suitable for anchorage. Set the hook in eight feet of water at 1:15 p.m. Quest arrived at 5:00 p.m. and tied off to the Dream Manor so we could enjoy eating with Carl and Ricki Guthrie. Had a great evening together.

Looking on a map you would find we are anchored 6 miles up river from Old Shawntee Town, Illinois.


RoN Friend said...

You are getting closer to your destination everyday. I might be wrong but I remember the Quest being here this summer.

RoN F.

Don said...

As you know, I too love this blog. One of the things I love most about it are reports of the friends you've made along the way.

Travel safe McGees!