First anchorage, and on to Paducah!

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.

8 thoughts on “First anchorage, and on to Paducah!

  1. Good Morning to both of you, is there a map available of where you are heading ? I feel like I am just on that boat with you. Have a great day today

    1. Thank you, Day. Rhonda has created a custom Google maps and showing all of the ports we have been to. We will try to revise that to show at least a few of our planned stops along the way.

    2. Good morning, Dave! I wanted to let you know that our website that includes the blog also has a page with an interactive map of the green loop, so you can see not only where we have been but where we plan to travel.

      Good Sunday to you!
      Rick

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