The morning light was beautiful.
The Mississippi is broken down into the Upper and Lower Mississippi. The confluence of the Ohio River is Mile 0 of the Upper Mississippi. The current continued strong on the Mississippi and we were traveling at 11.5-12.5 knots without increasing the RPMs on the engine.
I got this unusual selfie. I looked down into the compass and the light was just right that I could see my reflection. Here is my compass selfie.
We came to Mile 0 in Cairo, Il. Here you make a left turn onto the Ohio River. The Ohio drains into the Mississippi, so now the current was against us. One could see the difference in the water color.
There is a huge construction project at the Olmstead Lock and Dam.
Tonight, we are at anchor on the Ohio at an anchorage known as Bean Branch Creek. It really is just deep water on the side of this stretch of the Ohio. The creek looks like it would be navigable in a canoe or kayak. We are safely out of the channel and the anchor holds well.
Tomorrow, we head to Green Turtle Bay, a resort marina on Lake Barkley in Kentucky. We have two more locks to do before then.
Lat 37 degrees 12.30 North
Long 88 degrees 53.07 West