We slept soundly at anchor last night. Our Rocna anchor is a wonderful sleeping aid. We awoke early, raised the anchor, and headed toward the Mississippi. This railroad bridge went up for us. It was so calm that early in the morning, that the reflection of the bridge was clear in the water.
It was a VERY hot day and we worked to keep our fluid intake up. Thankfully, we can get some shade on the flybridge.
Today, we noticed how the area surrounding the river has been affected by floods. We saw where this house used to be.
The limestone hills were created during the glacial ages. Fossilized sea life can be found in the rock. It is so pretty as we floated by.
People use the rivers similarly to how we use the Intracoastal Waterway and the bays on the east coast. There were several car ferries going back and forth across the river today. They are called ferries but they look more like barges and have a tow that pushes them back and forth.
Tomorrow, we are getting an oil change for the boat and will take the courtesy car to get a few grocery staples. Tuesday we head into the Mississippi.
Lat 38 degrees 58.09 North
Long 90 degrees 26.30 West