Our weather apps all warned of rain, but it never happened. It was a little overcast most of the day, clearing to hazy, then sunny. But hot! Temps in the high 80s and low 90s. When we woke at 6 am it was 80 degrees.
|The Derby dock. Perfect for now.
Wouldn't want to be here for a tornado, tho.
We passed a LOT of upbound tows in the first 2 or 3 hours. Then we were alone for a long while, having the river mostly to ourselves. We don't often play music since we want to be able to hear anyone hailing us, but today we did.
Russ put eyes in a couple of new lines. He'll swap them out for our current ones once we're off the Ohio River. They are getting stiff and a little frayed. They're sized larger than they need to be for our boat, so we're not in any risk. They are, however, tough to handle.
|Most all the towns on the river have a
marker post indicating past floods.
Here, the most recent was 2018,
as high as Russ's elbow.
It's longer than most, about 100 feet. But it's tucked between a large cement landing and some old cells. So you have to approach it directly, then spin to get onto it. Sadly, it took us a couple of attempts. The cement landing mucked with the current enough that inQuest didn't behave they way I thought she should. But we did get it done.
|From the helm looking out at the "landing."
Total lock count: 43