13-Jul-2021 Tuesday Treasure Island (~UMR mile 798) to Twin Cities Marina, Inver Grove Heights (~UMR mile 831) (29 nautical miles 33.4 statute miles)
Elevation: 687 feet Elevation change: 13 feet
States (2): Minnesota, Wisconsin
Lock 2 – mile 815, Hastings, MN
Destination Arrived Mississippi River Statute Mile 830
Remaining Statute Miles: 0
Remaining number of Locks: 0
Along the Way
At work (It’s great to be retired).
LOL. The section of the Mississippi River from Treasure Island to the Twin Cities is called Asshole Alley because there are so many inconsiderate large boats hauling all out between the two spots. Being a Tuesday and all, luckily we didn’t encounter any.
Lock 2 – mile 815, Hastings, MN. The final lock of our adventure. One last time we needed to drop anchor and wait. Scheduled repair was being perform on the lock. We had to wait 30 minutes for the next opening. No problem. It was another ‘Top 10 Weather Day’ and the company was great (Paul and Micki).
The gates on this lock are different from the roller gates on the southern locks. Opportunist pelicans congregated near them
Mississippi River Pool 2
The skeleton of a keyboard is in the trees. Paul and Micki said it’s been there for about 20 years. They keep watching it fall apart.
Woo Woo! Twin Cities Marina ahead!
Our kids where there to greet us. I was so excited to see our granddaughter Quinlyn that she was the only one I took a picture of. I got to hold her first 🙂
Link to Blog Loop and Final Stats: http://yesdear.life/?page_id=23705