Saturday, August 24, 2013


Aug. 24, 2013---Planned an early start today because of all the tows waiting to get through Lock #52. Knew there would be some waiting time. Attempted to start the generator. Tried various things and several attempts. Beastly contraption absolutely would not start! Knowing the house batteries would run down before day's end, chose to return to Green Turtle Bay Marina on Barkley Lake. Went back up the Ohio River 11 miles and turned starboard for channel to Cumberland River. Enjoyed a peaceful return to Barkley lock. Lockmaster nearly had the lock ready by time we arrived. Lifted up 57 feet to Barkley Lake. Went a mile and turned starboard to Green Turtle Bay. Pumped out waste tank and settled into a slip by the marina office. Most important thing was connecting to shore power to get all the batteries recharged. Traveling up river it took 7 hours to make 42.7 miles.
Sunrise on Ohio River at Paducah, KY
Reflection resembles a cross.

Gates opening to Barkley lake on Cumberland River.
Lock is a mile from Green Turtle Bay Marina.

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