In some of the locks Izzy and Jeff have to hang onto lines in the front and back of our boat that are hanging from the top of the lock wall to keep us in place, then let out the line a little at a time as we go down. Izzy doesn't like this kind when the locks are so tall, and she says some words under her breath that I don't understand as she hangs on. Something about a hundred and thirty pound, 61 year old woman holding 53,000 pounds of floating boat in the wind with a cheesy little line from over 60 feet up when the line is too short to reach the cleat..... I just make my way up to the front of the boat to stay out of the way so I won't get blamed for anything.
Here we are in a lock tied to a big barge. I hope he's not thinking about using my yard.
We made it out save and sound and continued down the Illinois River