Today our journey started out cool, but very clear. It was a beautiful travel day, clear blue sky with just a few white puffy clouds.
Since we stayed over yesterday, we toured the limestone cliffs of Buffalo Rock State Park getting up very close in the dinghy. Along the way to the park area, we saw a number of white pelicans. At first sight, we thought: this could not be pelicans–we are in Illinois, but sure enough–they were pelicans!
There were not any long lock delays today. We only had one lock to pass through today with only a few minutes wait for it to fill so we could enter and lock through. The rest of the day was clear “sailing” covering about 70 miles. The heat and humidity weren’t as high making the trip a pleasant one.