Day 6, Aug 16th,LeClaire to Fairport, Ia

Up at little after 6:00am, ate breakfast on boat, got boat ready to leave, thenwalked to nearest gas station an filled 2 tanks, (10 gal) and small can for  generator.

Walking for gas with our wagon

Walking for gas with our wagon

Left LeClaire about 8:45Am, thru L&D 14 easily , and on to Lock 15, just a short wait and then they opened the small lock for us. but shortly after the motor  started running rough and losing power, figured it was plugs fouling up so pulled  into Sunset Marina near Rock Island to check. They let us us an open dock for a short time. As we are carrying spare plugs, we changed the plugs which solved the  proble. and continued down river.

Milt changing spark plugs

Milt changing spark plugs

Caught up to towboat and decided to wait awhile and pulled into side  channel at little town of Analusia, Il. but not much there so went back out to  channel and caught up to towboat and went past him. have been traveling a little  faster than before so maybe the motor with not foul up as quick.     Stan tried  working a computer, but is difficult since screen is difficult to read due to  brightness, but can right some text to put on website later. photo og s

stan trying to work on compurt

stan trying to work on computer in sunlight

barge being loaded, probably fertilizer

barge being loaded, probably fertilizer

casino at Bettendorf

casino at Bettendorf

went past Fairport and considered stopping but could not see any good spots,  continued another mile or so and stopped at the Fairport Recreation area. made 35  miies today, going thru 2 locks.They had showers at the area so we made use of them.

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