An eagle announces it's happiness to see me back over on the river. I always feel a charm when exploring this area. There is a draw to look for more each time I visit, hoping to find something new. These are along the lock and dam at Keokuk, Iowa. The river that runs near my home empties here and the delta always greets me when kayaking down to this point. After a couple days boating you keep looking for it around each bend when getting close. I took the auto route on this cold day, driving the back roads and enjoying old haunts. Most of the waters were frozen over, with small areas open that attracted the eagles and a quite few other birds.
This reminded me of the ice fortress in the Superman movie.
Looking from Iowa into Illinois. I would like to have that cabin.
The giant lock remains idle until Spring
This turn style railroad bridge allows the large tugs to go through
Hey, where is our dinner?