This one is from outside under the awning of our boat.
One must be alert for all the barge traffic, but there is a lot to see. The barges are being loaded and unloaded at chemical plants, silos, and nuclear power plant. However, there is so much in nature to see. John and I saw an eagle. John saw a dead Asian Carp in the water too. We passed this area filled with flowering water plants close to shore.
Tonight, we pulled off the river into Heritage Harbor Marina for the night. The rain stopped and the sun began to shine just as we arrived. They welcome loopers here. We are at Mile Marker 242 on the Illinois River.
Tomorrow, we will head further south and west down the river.
Lat 41 degrees 20.43 North
Long 88 degrees 47.26 West