Alton, IL to Paducah, KY

We joined the “main” Looper route on Saturday July 21st, when we tied up at the Alton Marina in Alton, IL. What a beautiful marina, with the entire “H” Dock devoted to transient boaters. It’s also the most convenient dock to the office, showers, laundry, store and café. Many marinas put the transient docks as…

St. Paul, MN to Alton, IL

Pat and Jan Eck had gifted us with Where’s Waldo hats, so we took a selfie before we left Watergate Marina on Sunday June 17, 2018. Lenny hoisted the white burgee and we were off. We actually went upstream to Lock and Dam 1 so that we could say we started at the beginning of navigable waters but didn’t go through.