After our long travel yesterday, we anchored at the Humphrey’s Creek Anchorage, just south of the Ohio River’s Olmsted locks. This was our first overnight experience “on the hook” and it could not have been better! A cool evening, dinner in the cockpit (open rear area of the boat), and a magnificent sunset.
The designated anchorage was between the Ohio River shore and the red ATONs (aids to navigation) to protect anchored boats from overnight barge traffic. I had purchased an anchor alarm app to warn us if our anchor dragged overnight.
Unfortunately, my phone battery ran dead overnight so the app did not help. Fortunately, our anchor held firmly.
At 7:30 this morning the Olmstead lockmaster locked our group of three looper boats through with no wait (a lock “lift” for the first time after many lock “drops” since Lake Michigan) and we headed slowly upriver to the Paducah Transient Boat Dock, a short 31 mile trip.
After lunch at a local restaurant with four other temporary residents of the transient dock, Rhonda toured the National Quilt Museum with a couple of other ladies, and I bicycled to a Kroger to re-provision.