Archive Aug. 2019

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Aug

My First Visit from Friends

Bellevue, Iowa August 29, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: Today was a special day because my dear friends, Steve and Barbara Harris, visited me in Bellevue. I enjoyed a quick trip from Dubuque to Bellevue and arrived at Lock & Dam No. 12 at 2:50pm. In Dubuque, I exited Wisconsin and entered Illinois. Iowa is […]

29
Aug

Back in the Washing Machine

Dubuque, Iowa August 28, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: I feel like I went from the best paddling day of the trip to the worst paddling day of the trip. The journey from Sandy Bottoms-Up Campground to Dubuque was a nightmare. Even with the wind at my back, the waves were relentless and, at times, […]

29
Aug

Emergency Medical Procedure

Sandy Bottoms-Up Campground Cassville, Wisconsin August 27, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: Except for my medical emergency, this was a fabulous day. I departed Marquette at 8:30am. The elements were kind to me. The wind was at my back and the current was swift. I passed the Arlyce Randall tow, which was headed downstream, but […]

27
Aug

Snug Like a Bug in the Rug

Marquette, Iowa August 27, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: What I love most about this trip is that every day presents a new challenge. Here is yesterday’s challenge. My last report ended with my stealth camp at Heytmen’s Landing, Iowa. The weather report called for an 80% chance of heavy rain and thunderstorms throughout the […]