Category 'Mississippi River Trip'


Epic Day on the Big Muddy-Part 1

Caruthersville, Missouri September 27, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: September 26 started off with such promise and optimism. Then, it turned bad. Then, it quickly turned worse. I left New Madrid¬†at noon, bound for Caruthersville, Missouri. Everything was calm and peaceful and I was in harmony with nature, thinking I have the Big Muddy figured […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]