Sunday, June 21, 2015

Another "Cruise!"

The Dixie Belle

Sid boarding the riverboat

After touring Shaker Village (in my last post) we also got the opportunity to cruise along a stretch of the Kentucky River Palisades on the Dixie Belle Riverboat.  The Palisades section are steep scenic gorges lined in Kentucky limestone cut eons ago through the landscape and provided beautiful views for us.

The Palisades

The Dixie Belle is a 115 passenger paddle wheeler riverboat and the narrated hour-long tour is entertaining and educational.  Did you know the Kentucky River is the only river in the U.S. that is completely contained in its home state?  

Turtles sunning themselves on the Kentucky River

We saw turtles, fish, ducks and even a bald eagle flew overhead!  Relatively clean, the water in the river is green due to the algae that grows in it, but is used as drinking water in some communities.

The route went under High Bridge, the tallest railroad bridge in the world until the earliest 20th century.  On our way back, two trains passed over us!

High Bridge

A tad cooler on the river, the ride was a nice break from sightseeing and walking.  At only $10, it was a good time for the money!

Until next time...

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