However, we did venture out on a sunny, winter day. We chased some squirrels, smelled our way to lunch. Not a bad day for a dog. Not wanting to fritter away the day, I decided to return to the Kentucky Dam for a good brisk walk.
The walk along the dam is somewhat special. The Corp. of Engineers closed the road across the dam but created a great bike/walking trail along the dam. I do not really know the length but estimated round trip at about 2 miles. This is the view from the parking area toward the dam. Windy at times but a good view of the lake and locks.
Considerable water being spilled from Kentucky Lake to the Tennessee River. This is to augment the Mississippi River helping water levels for commercial traffic. Barkley Dam is wide open as well. Kentucky Dam had 8 gates open. Due to a recent boating accident below the dam the Corp. is limiting fishing below the dam. You just cannot help those who are stupid enough to get close to these gates.
Yesterday, I posted pics viewing the fake owls guarding the locks. Today, I noticed the gulls lining the lock standing adjacent to and on the head of an owl. See the picture center with the elevated gull. Right, just sitting on the fake owl head. Typical of the Corp. of Engineers plans to protect the locks. Does provide an interesting picture.
Well, that was most of my day other than work. Another beautiful day at Kentucky and Barkley Lakes.
Barry, Bella and Bailey.