We left Green Turtle Bay this morning and traveling with Mike and Cindy “Imagination” they are on their way home to Nashville. They have been gone for a year and have one week left of their amazing trip. Mike and Cindy are in their early 40’s quite their jobs, sold their home, and decide to do the loop while they were young. The only navigating equipment on their boat was an iPad.
The weather is warm and sunny what a beautiful morning to be traveling. Barkley Lake in Kentucky is so calm and beautiful.
The Cumberland River isn’t one of the Nation’s largest river, but it has played an important role in the settlement and development of the south. The river follows a winding course of 720 miles. Words can not describe its beauty and picture can’t capture it all.
This is a picture of the Kentucky State Penitentiary, known as “The Castle on the Cumberland.” This is Kentucky’s only maximum security prison. The main building completed in 1888, was built with stone from local quarries. Thirty Italian stonemasons worked on the project. The addition on the right side of the main building was built-in the 1930 as a WPA project.
We only traveled 33 miles today. Our anchorage for the night was in Dryden Creek Kentucky. We were glad to be following Mike and Cindy they knew where to go. The creek was calm and beautiful. Kent and I decide to go for a dingy ride. I got everything we need ready, but it didn’t start. Kent finally got it started and we left only to have it kill. We thought this problem was solved before we left. Had to paddle for a while and then it finally started. We paddle to the Mikes boat and had a very nice visit with them. They gave us all kind of information on what to see and where to go.
We ended this beautiful day with this amazing sunset. What more can you ask for a wonderful husband and best friend, meeting Mike and Cindy, calm waters.