with its distinctive, floating-in-the-air look, is one of the most beautiful bridges I've seen:
We also cross the Missouri river, over another, more conventional bridge:
The road to Alton, along the right bank of the Mississippi river, has limestone cliffs:
As one enters Alton, this beautiful mural greets one:
The distinctive quarry is another landmark:
An old-style paddleboat, which now houses a casino, looks colourful:
The lighthouse in Grafton is very pretty...
This wooden boat takes visitors for rides:
The windows and wall of this house caught my attention:
There's no doubt about the food served here:
We went down to the Grafton Ferry:
The buildings on the riverbank are very pretty:
Sailboats on the river enjoy the beautiful weather:
However, a surprising number stay moored in the marina:
Light aircraft take up people for joyrides:
There are kayaks for hire...
They go past interesting-looking clouds like these...
Hope you enjoyed the visit down to Alton and Grafton!