I needed some time to enjoy the warm sunny Sunday afternoon in November, so I went to Catlettsburg, Ky., to see if anything was around. Two of the new boats that push for Marathon Petroleum -- the Marathon and the Nashville Hunter -- were at the Marathon dock, but positioned so there was no good photo available from the bank.
I did, however, see the Ingram boat Clarence G. Frame pass by slowly pushing 15 loads.
And I saw this diamond-like design that reminded me of things I drew on a Spirograph back in the 1960s.
A decent day, I guess. That evening I put my older son on the bus so he could return to the Marines for his infantry training. Adam is still around, though, so I will have a boat-chasing buddy from time to time while the weather lasts. But tonight is chilly and rainy, so we may have to switch to foul-weather mode for finding good river scenes. It's inevitable, but not necessarily enjoyable. But April is only four and a half months away.