Today’s leg: 1.5 miles! Tee-hee. We’re tied to the somewhat crooked dock of the Thirsty Turtle restaurant, just around the bend from the Green Turtle Bay Marina.
In the summer, this dock is for day use only, but it’s after-season now and nobody seems to care if we stay overnight. We are, after all, spending about the same amount of money in the restaurant as we would pay for a slip.
We’re here alone, kept company only by herons and other seabirds, within sight of the lights that illuminate the restaurant’s outdoor tables but far enough away to feel alone. Peaceful! And the water here is cleaner than in the marinas or rivers, so I took a quick dip from the swim platform. Ah-h-h. Nothing better than a cooling dip when your body is heated up!
Heated up by healthy exertion, that is. The rain had lifted by mid-morning so we took the bikes out to explore the Land Between the Lakes, the recreational area between Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake. We got just a peek, as we’re not up for a long and hilly ride, but it’s as beautiful as they say. Can’t wait to explore more of it by boat.
Photos and captions follow….