August 11, 2014
MONDAY : The predicted thunderstorms fizzled so we pulled away from Hoppie’s about 11:00 AM, heading for the Kaskaskia River, only 42 miles away. With no locks to delay us and 3 knots of current pushing, we arrived about 3:00 PM. This lockmaster often lets cruisers tie overnight to the lock wall, a generous and extremely rare opportunity. It’s safely out of the river and generally very calm, with lots of room. We napped and walked Louie along the top of the wall, and in the evening Sandy and George joined us for dinner . We enjoyed learning more about their boating experiences and sharing a few of our own. And of course Louie loves having visitors aboard. Then…. to bed for an early departure.
|We passed Big George barge. Who knows what it was?|