|Slip at Hannibal|
|Tow with high explosives|
|Keith checking out tow|
Friday: We woke up this morning to our boat covered with thousands of little bugs that look like May Flies but they were less than half the size and they are light yellow in color. Above middle is a Tow with high explosives. If the Tow like this blows within 1/2 mile of you, it may take you with it.
We went straight through the first lock of the day which had a floating bollard and I used our homemade Bollard loop for the first time. It worked great. We went down 28'; the water was high as they usually go down 38'. We waited an hour and 15 minutes for the second lock, Keith checking on the Tow as we wait (above, right).
CO's comments: We stayed at Hannibal Boat Harbor, Hannibal, MO, tonight (pictured above, left). Don't believe all of what Quimby's says; look at the chart and if it says small boat harbor and you have a 36' or larger, by pass the marina. Most city and state marinas can not handle bigger boats. For 20' boats we rated it a 5 but anything bigger it is a 2. I have learned more about handling our boat in the last few weeks than I ever could have at our home port. I learned to slide it sideways and back into a dock in very small spaces. It's just like landing an airplane in a crosswind; crab into the wind 2' above the runway, straighten it out, lower the wing, and touchdown. The more I do this, the more fun it becomes.
Degrees Minutes Seconds
Lat. N39 42 62825
Long. W91 21 1396