Archive Sep. 2019

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Sep

Shake, Rattle & Roll in New Madrid

New Madrid, Missouri September 26, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: September 25 was a tough day on the River. The strong headwinds erased the benefit of the weak current. Two hours out of Hickman, the rain started. No problem, I can paddle in the rain. Then, a lightning bolt lit up the darkened sky and […]

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Sep

The Essential Goodness of Humanity

Hickman, Kentucky September 25, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: Every day brings a new adventure and a reaffirmation of the essential goodness of humanity. Phil drove me to Fort Defiance Park where I was able to see the confluence of the Ohio River and the Mississippi River. Then, he gave me a tour of Cairo, […]

25
Sep

Monster Day on the Mighty Mississippi

Bell City, Missouri September 24, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: I launched from Cape Girardeau at 10am into a swift current with the wind at my back. It was my best River day of the trip. Eight and one-half hours later, I arrived in Cairo, Illinois. This was a 52-mile day! I also reached my […]

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Sep

Cape Girardeau-Part 2

Cape Girardeau, Missouri September 22, 2019Dear Family & Friends: Phil Brinson lives in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Tom Kettering, Rick Dryer and I met Phil decades ago while river rafting on the Colorado River. We bonded immediately and became close friends. Cape Girardeau is the largest city between St. Louis and Memphis, Tennessee. It is home […]