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Big Blue Island Anchorage

A hazy overcast morning quickly gave way to heavy downpours as we left Tall Timbers marina about 8 am.   There were hints of blue sky in the distance so with hopes for better weather, we continued southbound.   By ten it … Continue reading

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Working on the Illinois River

Motoring down the river at 10 miles per hour allows plenty of time to observe the shore lines and passing traffic.   For miles the shore may be tree lined with a glimpse of farm fields beyond.    Just as we feel … Continue reading

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Illinois Yacht Club Welcomes Loopers

Leaving an anchorage is similar to leaving an RV park- instead of cranking up the jack stands, we just pull up the anchor and go.   Leave no trace- no chance of leaving anything behind, as it is all self-contained on … Continue reading

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Leaving Joliet; 3 locks to Ottawa Illinois 

Hurry up and wait.    As the guidebooks suggest , one captain from our group called the next lock and was advised that barge traffic was not too heavy, and we could enter the lock within the hour.       The taller boats also … Continue reading

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