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).