Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
There were a few houses near the water at first, but then we saw only trees and farmland.
Pretty soon, though, we rounded a bend in the river and this rock quarry operation came into view. We saw another, smaller operation a few more miles upriver.
It was interesting to see, but we were glad to finally get past the noise and resume the peaceful, scenic landscape we'd been enjoying.
Every time the lock is operated, it uses 37.5 million gallons of water but, once the gates were closed, it only took 5 or 6 minutes for us to be lifted 57 feet.
This was our first view of Lake Barkley, a man-made lake that is 134 miles long with over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
It only took about 10 minutes to get to Green Turtle Bay Marina where we would spend the next 2 nights. GTB is a beautiful marina with 450 slips, gas dock, a couple of restaurants, laundry facilities, free loaner cars, golf carts to rent for trips into town, a complete service department, ships store, and wifi.
Amazingly, the daily dockage fee was the same as Hoppie's.
We're waiting for a generator pump to arrive and I'm looking forward to a couple of days of being able to get out of the boat and walk around.