Nellie May was a very little boat in a marina filled with great big, expensive, fancy boats. The marina was a welcome oasis after days on the river dodging more barges. We were traveling with 6 other Looper boats (people doing The Great Loop).
Did I mention that it was HOT? Over 90 degrees day after day after day. We were melting. Literally. I was sweating so much my glasses kept falling off. It wasn't pretty.
Green Turtle Bay had a swimming pool. We stayed 3 days. Floating in the pool was our only hope.
Winterize your boat in Kentucky
I have never seen boats stacked like soup cans in a pantry! This is how they winterize boats in a place where it doesn't snow. Looks crazy to this South Dakota girl but I'm sure they know what they are doing.
Stairway to Heaven
Walk up these stairs to the pool.
The cool, clear waters just waiting to refresh your soul. Float, swim, float and then repeat.
Tim was a happy man when he finally got in the water.
We may have had a beverage or 2 while we were there.
And we met some delightful people.
Anyone who didn't have air conditioning on their boat was at the pool.
Tim and I started our Great Loop Adventure on 9-10-2017 in Ottowa, Illinois. We put the boat on a trailer and drove 9 hours from our home in South Dakota to Heritage Harbor Marina in Ottowa to put her in the water. Tim's brother, Dan, drove the truck and trailer back to our house. Thanks Dan!