June 9

Today we covered 40 nautical miles at a speed of 4.9 kts. The water was once again like glass, and a calm wind gave the bourbon a nice break after a choppy first day. I traveled alongside a barge for a while during the day. Eventually, I heard over the radio, “Okay, we can't figure it out...what in the hell do you have on the back of that boat!?”. This led to some great banter with the captain of the barge, who happily proclaimed that he needed to give up this barge business. Not a bad idea, because bourbon boating is where it's at...

I pulled into Rocky Point Marina where some locals invited me out to an amazing dinner. I caught them up with all the stories from the journey. The food couldn’t have been better. Oysters, smoked chicken wings, mac and cheese, and great conversation. The hospitality of the people of Perry County, Indiana, was phenomenal, and I hope to return one day. Off to Owensboro, where I'll get to pull in to town right in time for Friday's After Five on Owensboro's beautiful riverfront!