Category 'Mississippi River Trip'

19
Oct

Vicksburg-Part 1

Vicksburg, Mississippi October 18, 2019 I woke up on October 17 to a cloudy, but rainless, sky. I departed at 8:30 am and arrived in Vicksburg at 1 pm. Jill Upton greeted me at the waterfront. Jill is a retired physical education teacher and has a doctorate in Exercise Science. She lives in Jackson, Mississippi and has been […]

17
Oct

Weather, Weather, Weather

Somewhere on the Mississippi bank of the River October 16, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: On October 14, Ed took me back down the River to my canoe about 8 miles south of his home. I made good progress down the River in near perfect conditions. I’m guessing I travelled over 40 miles from Ed’s […]

16
Oct

Post Script to Southern Hospitality

Before I departed from Ed’s home, we checked the weather reports carefully. It was cloudy, but the reports showed that I was at the tail end of the front. I was back on the River at noon in a light rain. Sure enough, the front spotted me departing and made a U-turn. Within one hour, I was […]

15
Oct

Southern Hospitality

Somewhere in Mississippi across the River from Arkansas City, Arkansas October 13, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: October 12 was the bluebird weather day I had dreamed about over the last week. Sunny skies. Cool temps. No wind. Fast current. Few towboats and almost no wing dams.  I felt like I was flying down the Big […]