Here I am. The end of the rivers for a while. In all my plotting and scheming about my trip this was the end point for segment two of my voyage. Segment one was from Lake Ontario to Chicago.
Today was a relaxed day, and the first that it was actually a comfortable temperature outside. Initially I tried exploring a bayou off the river, but it became clear after a few miles and the first fork that this was not likely to be successful. So I turned around and got back in the main river and stayed there. Not much remarkable to report, mostly broad, serene and empty. I realized about 3:00 that I hadn’t taken any pictures so I took one then. It’s representative of the day.
I’m going to stay local for the next week or so until Mark arrives. Lots to do just getting the boat clean and shipshape. It needs TLC. Mark and I are going to do some boat tourism for a few days, then home to Ontario for a couple of weeks. Then the next segment begins.
I’m still reflecting on this segment, and will report stats at some point soon. I’m also keen on lessons learned and summary notes, so will try to get those out. May not be until just before the next segment.
I’m really glad I did the route I did. I’m seriously thinking about what would be required to support a reverse trip. I think going up would be much more interesting than down, at least on the Lower Mississippi.