Spring Valley Boat Club was very kind to us.
Even though the stay was short, we packed in a lot of fun.
And a birthday, too!
Morning after Sam’s birthday.
Looks about right.
Leaving Peru, Illinois
There were four boats packed in at the fuel dock.
We went in first so we waited patiently to exit.
Once we left the Spring Valley Boat Club, we were back out there on a gloomy, chilly day with all the barges.
I actually had to put a jacket on.
I don’t know why this towboat/barge is parked on the land.
There has to be a better way to put up a “No Wake” sign.
But it certainly got our attention.
We don’t see a lot of channel markers anymore on this part of the loop but there were a couple that we just couldn’t miss.
Pelicans seemed to enjoy being close to this marker.
We got to the National Marine and settled into our slip.
George, the mechanic, took a look at our bow thruster issue and informed us that the Here’s To Us!! would have to be hauled out to be fixed.
Just what we didn’t want to hear.
We did, however, get to end the day with a docktails cookout with some fellow loopers.
So, it wasn’t all bad.
And we did wake up to a beautiful day.
Getting Our Bow Thruster Fixed
Sam is on the job trying to find someone further down the river to fix our bow thruster.
When we found out that the AGLCA Fall Rendezvous was sold out, we planned a trip back to Dallas.
We now are trying to find a place to fix our boat along with a convenient place to fly home.
So much planning!