Days 123 Kaskaskia, IL - Little Diversion Canal Start 6:50 AM End 12:55 PM Underway 6:05 Hours Distance 60 miles Total Miles on Trip 2259 Av Speed 9.9 knots Locks 0 Weather Sunny, 80 Degrees, Wind 13Kn SSW They say that timing in life is everything. Well so far the timing our timing on the rivers has been very good (Lucky, I should say). First the Chain of Rocks lock, the last lock we went through on the Mississippi, has been very difficult to get t...
Nothing To Plunder - The Great Loop
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Days 121 Alton IL - Kimmswick, MO (Hoppie's Marina) Start 6:10 AM End 2"20 AM Underway 800 Hours Distance 37 miles Total Miles on Trip 2167 Av Speed 6.6 knots Locks 2 Weather Sunny, 70 Degrees, Wind 6Kn W Our plan was to leave the dock at 6:15 with Kay Dee, Crimson Tug, and Wine & Roses. At 5:55 Karen knocked on our boat, say that we were leaving in 5 minutes. Mark had called the lock and they told him if we were there by 6:30, he would be able ...