Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Arkansas River Trip -- Days 20 and 21 -- Ozark City

After we cleaned our catfish from last night and put them in the ice chest (no ice but the water in there is cold enough), we sailed to Ozark City and anchored in the basin at the boat ramp of the Corp of Engineers park across the river. 5 Star bathrooms ! I tried to stay in the shower until it ran out of hot water but finally had to give up. Even Major got a bath and I must say the boat smells much better now.

The next day we sailed the Sherpa across the river and went under the railroad bridge to a city park that has a boat dock and ramp. We left the Sherpa and walked all over Ozark City. There are many antique shops, a railroad museum, and restaurants, but everything is closed on Monday! We wound up going to Subway and had a picnic. Major was with us and it would have been better if we had left him on the boat because he gets quite sullen when he has to go hiking.

After our walking tour we returned to the boat and left the anchorage. Lock 12 is at Ozark City so we traversed the lock and then sailed/motored about 3 miles to the best anchorage so far !! It had 300 ft. cliffs on one side and was covered in fall foliage. We saw 2 eagles on the way (that makes 5 so far).

This was the highlight of the day:

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