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.
Further 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.
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.
Tonight 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’”
It looks very crusty well done
More practice needed, but happy to take up the challenge!
Fresh bread, chocolate and amazing scenery.. It sounds just perfect 🙂
And Mark had wine, too. (I need Pilates!)
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!
So far, mighty impressed with the Cumberland River. Very picturesque.