Day 25

Another noneventful day.  I stopped for a bit in a town to set up the generator to recharge all my batteries.  There was a barge set up in the middle of the river with a tower on it.  I thought this was a little weird.  There is a nuclear power plant about two miles from it down river.  Then a Coast Guard looking boat comes over to me as I am loading all my stuff and asks if I needed any help.  I thought, ‘Yeah, can we trade boats?’  But I declined and I told him what I was up to.  I think he might have been some sort of security for the power plant.  He then went to the barge platform and I headed down river.  As it turns out, I was shooting for a creek that runs into the Ohio for the night and that creek is right across the river from the power plant.  I half way suspect that I might get a visit tonight.  I hope not.  I don’t know what the rules are for camping on the river by a power plant but I might get a lesson tonight.

I went past a couple of bald eagles.  One flew off but I was able to get a picture of the other.  You may have to enlarge the photo as I took the picture in a hurry.  I was pretty cool.

I am spending the night just upstream from Owensboro, Ky.  No problems with the motor after yesterdays entanglement.  The weather is supposed to be clearing up.  Life is good!

If you look real close, you can see the eagle!


7 thoughts on “Day 25

  1. Sam, you are very close to Newburgh now. Depending on how much you travel tomorrow, you might be past the Newburgh lock and dam tomorrow which will put you past the creek I was going to offer for an overnight. I’ll be at work all day tomorrow in Evansville but send me an email and we’ll figure it out.

  2. Hey Sam my name is Andy and I was on the coast guard looking boat you talked about. Well actually it is a zodiac boat and it is the boat that gets us back and forth from the dredge, the barge with a tower on it. We dredge sand and gravel off the bottom of the river. And as for as the power plant that is AEP (American electric and power). It is a coal fired plant, just so you know. Just figured I would fill you in on your surroundings. Good luck and have a safe trip.

    • Thanks Andy. What are those pot belly towers? I always thought those were for nuclear power plants.

      • I believe they are the cooling towers for the steam that is produced when the coal is burned.

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