October 9th, 2013 Day 3 on the Miss. & another anchorage

12 Oct
Our anchorage the 3rd night opn the Miss. @ mile 1.

Our anchorage the 3rd night opn the Miss. @ mile 1.

  Asian Carp swiming beside our boat.  All those other light spots are carp also but just not as close to the surface.  These things are huge.

Asian Carp swiming beside our boat. All those other light spots are carp also but just not as close to the surface. These things are huge.

Cape Girardeau, MO on Miss.   No place to get off to see town.

Cape Girardeau, MO on Miss. No place to get off to see town.

Cape Girardeau, MO on Miss.

Cape Girardeau, MO on Miss.

 

A high levy along the Miss.

A high levy along the Miss.

This is an area where the river flows when high but now nothing but a mile of exposed sand & trees

This is an area where the river flows when high but now nothing but a mile of exposed sand & trees

 

This was across from the last shot on the RDB

This was across from the last shot on the RDB

Sand - not mud along the banks of the Miss. River

Sand – not mud along the banks of the Miss. River

Quary along river. one of several.  This one was lime.  Some were grinding the rock to sand etc.

Quary along river. one of several. This one was lime. Some were grinding the rock to sand etc.

Saw some really nice homes along the Miss. River today  Notice the high wall to keep out the water and they were already up high

Saw some really nice homes along the Miss. River today Notice the high wall to keep out the water and they were already up high

Saw some really nice homes along the Miss. River today

Saw some really nice homes along the Miss. River today

 

We were up a 6:30, had a light fog that didn’t last long.  We had to do 77 miles today and wanted to get going.

Again, we had to watch for logs and a lot to sharp curves in the river.  So we were carful and call to ask if any barges were coming up on these corners.  Most responded and were very helpful.

The scenery along the Miss. is not very interesting.  We only went by two cities or towns and neither one had any docking for pleasure boats.  A lot of commercial areas with coal, grain and corn loading areas for the barges.  However we did our fastest speed on the river yet 11.4 knots and we got to our anchorage early.

Our next anchorage was at mile 1 (Angelo Towhead) at the junction of the Ohio. Another great spot and we felt safe and protected.  As Em and I were eating supper we noticed all these Asian Carp just below the surface of the water.  I tried to take a picture of them and if you look real close you can see one.  They are not very pretty.

Again we had a good nights sleep and watched one of our movies.

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