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 home.

I was expecting a big weather day on October 15 so I set up my campsite early on the Mississippi side of the River and braced for the big storm. I had no idea how big this storm would be.

The rain started at 4:30 am on October 15. It rained hard all day and night. I could not leave my tent even to stretch my legs.

The storm finally broke at 3 am today. I woke up to cloudy skies with lots of blue peeking through. The River is calm with a fast current and the winds are from the North. So, that’s good ! I will be on the River at 8:30 am.  Just a few miles south of my campsite, I will leave Arkansas and enter my tenth, and final, state-Louisiana.  Mississippi will be on my left (East) and Louisiana will be on my right (West).


Bracing for the storm

Danny’s initials (kind of)

In the storm,

Welcome to my home. Please remove your shoes. No smoking.

Passing Riverboat. Wish I was on it.

Sorta clear skies. Yipee.