It was still hot so we completed any outside tasks in the early morning. By 9 am it was time to sit and do something else. If a breeze was blowing, it was possible to find a good patch shade by the river to sit and watch the traffic go by.
There is no recreational boating, it’s all commercial. Push-boats moving barges up or down the river.
Sitting high in the water, going upriver, means the barge is empty:
When something unique came up/down the river, other camera-ready RVers came out:
Like this one. Nine barges rafted together, each holding 36 shipping containers. That’s 324 trucks not driving down the road each pulling one container on a trailer.