Much driving. 525 miles.
Left Cape Girardeau at 9:30. Hung on to the interstate through St. Louis and a bit north to Winfield. I went looking for the Winfield ferry terminal. I found the terminal — sort of. The ferry wasn’t running today.
There were a bunch of houses on stilts. A lot of construction going on too.
The dam is just downstream of the ferry terminal.
There is a park next to the dam. (Of course) It’s only been open a couple of weeks and the picnic ground is still muddy. But there are trees and water front.
The dam is red! It’s first one that doesn’t have the gates painted blue.
There’s a truck parked up on top next to the hoist.
The Corps of Engineer’s channel patrol boat Pathfinder was moving around. It’s mentioned in this article on dredging.
Here’s the day’s arty shot.
Today’s tug and barge combo. Sierra Dawn. I didn’t stay for the whole process.
This is how they tie a bunch of barges together and to the tug.
So there I was — still in Winfield, MO. It’s hot and sticky and a long way to go to get to anywhere. I asked the magic machine how long. how far to the MILs. 384 miles. I went.
Heading north right into the weather. I could see the front. Above me clear blue sky with little fluffy clouds. Ahead grey — top to bottom. It took about an hour to catch up to it. Within 20 minutes the temps went from 84 to 61 and the rain started falling. I never really escaped the rain. Sometimes it was just drizzle a couple of times it was pull-over-to-the-shoulder bucketing.
Tomorrow, if I can out run the weather I’d lke to get out of the midwest.
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