After our long travel day yesterday, we anchored at the Humphrey’s Creek Anchorage near the shore of the Ohio River just south of the Olmsted Lock. This was our first overnight experience “on the hook” and it could not have been better! A cool evening, dinner in R&R’s cockpit (open rear area), and a magnificent sunset.
Our anchorage was outside of the main channel, between the shore and the red aids to navigation, protected from 24/7 river barge traffic.
At the suggestion of other Loopers, I had downloaded an anchor alarm app to warn us if our anchor dragged overnight. I set the alarm and felt secure despite the current of the Ohio River .
Unfortunately, because I forgot to charge my my phone, its battery ran dead overnight, so the anchor alarm app was useless. Fortunately, our anchor held firmly.
At 7:30 this morning the Olmstead lockmaster locked our group of three looper boats through with no wait (our first lock “lift” 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.