Eagle Alley

Day 398: Monday, October 7, 2013

Port to Port: Red Wing to Hastings, Minnesota

Underway: 8:15 am      Motor Off: 12:53 pm      Miles Traveled: 23      Stayed At: Free Dock

Mile 791 to Mile 814: We had a short day planned today so we weren’t in a big rush to get moving. We at least waited until the sun was up and we had time to hit the “best bakery in Minnesota” for donuts and get something hot to drink. Boris must be ready to get home to rest too since, even though the wake up temperature was 47˚, he started on the second pull.

We meandered north on a beautiful fall Monday enjoying the almost fall colors and the dozens of bald eagles hunting the river for breakfast. What a treat. We easily transited Lock 3 before coming to Prescott, Wisconsin. We had originally thought about staying there again, like last fall, but decided to avoid hassling with the two bridges in the way and continued a few miles on to Hasting. We didn’t stop in Hastings on our way down so we had a new little town to explore.

Hastings is a cute little river town – noisy right now with bridge construction and bridge demolition projects going on but fun to explore. We found a Chinese restaurant to have a late lunch and came back to the boat to relax and get ready for our last couple legs. Tomorrow we plan to anchor somewhere upstream and then get to Watergate Marina early on Wednesday.

Total Miles:  6,667

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