Cumberland River cruisin’

This morning we left Green Tutle Bay in Kentucky and commenced our cruising on the Cumberland River.  The river started out wide, meandering every which way. The western side of the river is known as the Land between the Lakes and is a wildlife refuge – untamed and teeming with birdlife.

EA958804-8024-4E8A-A7E6-06855E7B5E97Further up the river is the KSP – Kentucky State Penitentiary, a maximum security prison built in 1886.

Tried my hand at baking bread while Mark piloted. Not bad for a first attempt, but I intend to master our steam oven. And it is definitely a new experience, baking whilst watching the world go by.4AC4AB07-C6F3-4D5B-90DE-78FB137B4E9E

We re-crossed the Tennessee state line at about the same time the river narrows. Apart from a few homes perched languidly on the banks, the river is lined by trees and foliage dipping branches into the water. A multitude of low lying islands are dotted throughout the river system.

E2965B60-5C52-4D4A-8E41-1B7D35F39936Tonight we are anchored behind Dover Island, out of the main channel. This is an oasis all to ourselves.

The candles are lit. The dark chocolate is in hand. An enjoyable evening awaits.

Such is life.

6 thoughts on “Cumberland River cruisin’

  1. That bread looked lovely. You guys are now somewhere that the previous Bushranger crew failed to go. …uncharted waters? …nope, I’m sure there’s a handy chart at your fingertips. I can’t wait to see the pictures!


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