Monthly Archives: October 2012

Tennessee

“The weather started getting rough, the tiny ship was tossed.  If not for the courage of the fearless crew, ARiverDerci would be lost”.  Ha Ha. The weather did turn, so Friday, Oct 26th we spent the entire day and another night … Continue reading

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The Big Challenge

Since last updated, we have traveled more than 300 river miles, have been in 4 rivers, hauled 7 cans of gas, have been through high winds, shallow water, and passed numerous barges.  This is probably the most challenging stretch on the whole … Continue reading

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Alton Marina

Friday the 19th we left the Two Rivers Marina at Mile 282.3.  Overcast skies and light rain were the order for most of the day.  We locked through 24 & 25 (there is no 23). Lock 25 is undergoing a … Continue reading

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Windy & Rainy

We left Keokuk Monday around noon after re-stocking the boat with groceries.  The weather was beautiful; calm winds & blue skies with a high around 75 degrees.  Perfect & blissful outside, we cruised past familiar landmarks, although we hadn’t seen them … Continue reading

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The Henson’s of Hamilton

We arrived at the South Side Boater’s Club dock in Keokuk about 4:30, on the 7th of Oct, and got off the boat for a week-long stay at the Henson’s.  Vickey Henson met us there, and drove us across the bridge … Continue reading

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Keokuk – Here We Come

Slowly but surely we’re making our way to Keokuk/Hamilton where we will stay with friends we met in ’99 after doing the Missouri River.  We have been dawdling along, as we don’t want to overstay our welcome – you know that … Continue reading

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Quad Cities

We left Sabula on Sept 30th and went through Lock 13, where we had to wait 45 minutes for a barge, but the winds were calm in the large lake and all went smooth.  We saw a flock of pelicans, … Continue reading

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