Only 14 miles to Grafton.👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Mississippi here we come. We are using Waterways guide books for reference and every time it says the depth at a marina there is a conflict in measurement. Grafton is supposed to be 9 feet. I called the marina the man said 7 feet. Oh well, it’s just one of those things you have to adjust to and whether or not you are cursing in the Spring or Fall. I am sitting here in the cockpit looking around as Beauty slowly moves with the breeze and sipping my morning coffee☕️. You really haven’t heard me say one of the 4 letter words so I’ll say it…. There is a 10% chance of RAIN ☔️ today. The way the clouds are looking we will be in that 10%. Yesterday, was a beautiful day motoring across the river high 84 with sunshine☀️. However, looking so forward to getting our sails back up. I know it still going to be a while, but the closer we get to Mobile Alabama the sooner she will get put back together. ⛵️
Okay, it’s photo time from the Illinois River from mile marker 48 to mile 12.5 FYI: if you are motoring from Calumet or Chicago along your travels you will notice little white signs either in the tree lines or hanging on a buoy. They do look like home address. Your GPS should be able to confirm the mile marker.
This is a photo that shows we are anchored between mile marker 11& 12 and we are being passed by a tow the little triangle named Joyce Hale. The e didn’t show up. The mile makers indicate the number of miles before the Mississippi and the Illinois rivers meet.
This is a real photo of Joyce Hale
I just wanted to show you one more picture of a mile marker hanging on a buoy, however you will normally see them in the tree lines. It is mile marker 19
OM! Wouldn’t this make for a cool murder mystery on Halloween 🎃
We passed a small town call Hardin on the river. Maybe they a getting reading for a remaking of a special event.
We are starting to see a few cliffs along this river. Our view is starting to change.
I think you can tell my this photo the river has widen a bit. We are passing by The City of Redwood Tow.
2 thoughts on “Headed to Grafton Illinois ”
Wow! You’re zooming down through the states! Wondering how long it will take you to make the trip north again. Maybe you’ll decide on a different route back. It’ll be great when you are able to put your sails up again. I’m jealous of your warm weather. We had snow flurries yesterday. 😦 boo hoo.
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Hello my friend, yes we will be coming home through the Erie Canal. We are in Kentucky now🙋🏻 it’s chilly here at 62 during the day and I’m the 40’s at night. Hope to see no snow or ice…love you