Day Two

I anchored at mile 114 just above Chester, IL between two dikes. Nice spot. There are many places to anchor around the dikes and dams.

Progress today was 60 miles in about 10 hours of travel. I’m traveling at about 9 mph through the water, so an average of 3 mph current against me. I’m able to get out of the current a bit on bends by hugging the inside. In deep water the current is about 4 mph.

I’m enjoying this, though it requires a high degree of vigilance when outside the marked channel. Today was a bit more relaxed as I got into the rhythm of things. Not much debris, though there is the odd big tree.

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