Our intention was to leave the marina around 7:30 this morning, cruise approximately 72 miles and make it through 4 locks before anchoring for the night. Unfortunately, about 3 AM all three of us were awakened by wind and waves that were slamming Paradise against the dock we were tied to; it didn't let up so none of us got back to sleep. Then rain started pouring down at about 6:15 and continued for several hours. Joe decided to wait for a while to see if the rain would let up, so we were all on our computers since we had a good wifi connection at the marina.
Then we saw what we thought was a dog on an island, but it turned out to be a stump also.
We saw some structures that act to divert incoming streams from causing erosion.
This is "Sea Ya".
That was some drop!
Since we lost over an hour and a half of travel time while we waited on the rain this morning, we only made it through 3 locks and got 60 miles, but it was still a good day.
Sea Ya and Papillon decided to stay in a marina tonight, be we continued on for another two miles. We finally anchored for the night at about 4:45 just a little north of the final lock we had hoped to get through today.
As I write, the wind and current are causing us to swing around on our anchor but it's gentle and won't cause any of us to lose any sleep.
Ahhh, sleep--that sounds so good.
We're going to try to get an early start tomorrow; the forecast is for partly cloudy so hopefully we can make up for the time we lost today.