Our Trip is Over!!

When we started our trip down the Mississippi, there were several closed locks due to flooding. We watched the lock outflow reports and...

Mobile Alabama - Halfway!

Started this morning 64 miles above Mobile Bay on the Tombigbee river with no locks left and clear sailing to Mobile. Entered Mobile...

A Back Bay hideaway

Had a great day, making 160 miles and two locks through Alabama on the Tombigbee river. Saw our first alligator as we entered a lock and...

Pickwick Lock in Tennessee

Sorry about no post last night, but we had zero bars for over 20 miles on the river! The Tennessee River is quite pleasant, but obviously...

St. Louis Wind

A beautiful morning turned into a 30 knot headwind (from the South). So after 60 miles, we found a secluded spot that was protected from...

Friday, May 17th

To start the day in the right perspective, I was doing my morning business in our semi-private toilet when I saw a Muskrat. I said to...

Weather!!

Mother nature gave us a blat last night. High winds, rain and waves. Fortunately we found a very secluded anchorage and did fine. The...

Miles and Miles today

We are through lock 13 and in middle Iowa. Discovered a bridge that we couldn't get under without lowering tops, antenna, flag. Great...

Fuel, What Fuel?

A great day on the river, but discovered that most marinas that pump gas are not open yet. Will probably stop in a small town tomorrow...

On Our Way!!

We cast off from Wolf Marine in Stillwater, MN at 12:15 p.m. Monday. The St. Croix River was all no wake, so the first few hours were...

Getting ready to Set Sail

As you can see, the boat enclosure is installed! Also, new horn (really loud), 5 batteries and assorted switching, 3000 watt inverter,...

Still Winter, but starting to melt

It's late March, and the snow is melting fast. I spoke to the canvas guy this week and our camper top enclosure should be completed by...

Boat Show Mania

It's sub zero today in MN and soon to be -20 so Steve and I decided to visit the Minneapolis Boat Show to see if anything new arrived. ...

More Gear on the Way

How can you beat Amazon? Ordered an inflatable raft, trolling motor and a rechargeable battery the will arrive in the next week. Free...

Map Crazy

In the process of preparing for our trip, we downloaded the Corp of Engineers River maps for all of the rivers that we will be traveling....

Ready to Lock our way to Mobile, AL

Our trip began as a beer induced discussion about how my pontoon would fair in the ocean. Of course, that led to how do we get there and...