Monthly Archives: June 2016

Day 118.  Green Turtle Bay layover

A lazy day at the resort after a hectic time on the Mississippi and a huge meal last night in Grand Rivers at the famous Patti’s 1880 settlement restaurant.  We both had their signature dish, the two inch thick pork … Continue reading

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Day 117.  Green Turtle Bay Resort, Kentucky

Came up the pretty Cumberland River this morning and saw a large nest on electricity pylon and could see a couple of American Bald Eagles that had made their home there. We are moored at the five star Green Turtle … Continue reading

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Day 116.  Cumberland Towhead Island, Ohio River, Kentucky

We were assisted by Bob, the American Great Loop Cruisers Association local member at Cape Girardeau, who came down to the boat ramp with a tyre in case a large barge tow wake came by. Bob had a boat built … Continue reading

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Day 115.  Cape Girardeau, Mo

Had a feed at the Kimmswick Blue Owl Restaurant yesterday as we will be away from civilisation for several days. I had roast beef and a quarter of an apple pie like Mary is holding in the photo. Deveen had … Continue reading

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Day 114. Kimmswick, Missouri

Listened to a great Blue Grass band at the Piasa Pub, in Grafton last night. We met Dawg who played blues harmonica in the band and is a tugboat captain. JD, the owner of the pub joined us briefly as … Continue reading

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Day 113.  Grafton, Illinois layover

Oyster Bar is a whole lot quieter than it was last night when I met Dick and Rhonda,  Don and Sherry, Dennis (the cruise boat skipper), Patrick, Carol and Deb. When the bar closed Jenny and Lynsey (mother and daughter) … Continue reading

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Day 112.  Grafton Il. Confluence of Mississippi and Illinois Rivers

We had a large day today covering the longest day hop yet of 120 miles as there are no marinas between here and Havana. Only one lock today and we had a quick 30 minute transit and made it to … Continue reading

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