Monthly Archives: September 2010

September 9, 2010–Osceola, AR

Very freshened by last night’s shower and bed.  The river has now become incredibly serpentine.  I scarcely traveled two miles in the same direction.  It rained for several hours in the morning, but it was a warm rain and with … Continue reading

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September 8, 2010–Caruthersville, MO

Today was very peaceful.  Though overcast and occasionally drizzling, there was but little wind.  Thus the river was placid and flat.  It is a clear indication of what chaos the wind causes on the surface.  I had breakfast in New … Continue reading

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September 7, 2010–New Madrid, MO

The excellent conditions of the past few days have spoiled me, for today would have been considered average by upper Mississippi standards.  It was very windy, 15-25 mph, all day long and naturally from the south.  This created much turbulence … Continue reading

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September 6, 2010–Angelo Towhead, Cairo, IL

Another excellent day of river travel.  The terrain has flattened out considerably, with no bluffs to break the monotony of the skyline.  It’s amazing such a small absence can so greatly add to mental boredom.  The river has been dramatically … Continue reading

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September 5, 2010–Near Hamburg Landing (Mile 62)

I continue to make excellent speed and am in high spirits.  A fine day for river travel, except for the 20 mph headwind I encountered several times.  It does not seem to be accompanied by the white caps, as it … Continue reading

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September 4, 2010–St. Genevieve, MO

The needed parts arrived earlier than expected, to my satisfaction.  The repairs were quickly accomplished, and I was back on the water by 11:20.  I could not have asked for more agreeable weather today—the temp in the upper 70s, with … Continue reading

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September 3, 2010–Kimmswick, MO

The violent thunderstorm of last night had spent itself and today was one of the most agreeable climates of the voyage.  As I pushed away from shore, I was pleased to see that my comfort and ease within the kayak … Continue reading

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September 2, 2010–Granite City, IL

My plans for departure seem to have proven prudent, as I was able to complete my remaining preparations in an unhurried fashion today.  Indeed, I have felt most at east and, if I may say so, self-satisfied.  By 3pm, all … Continue reading

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September 1, 2010–Granite City, IL

I donned my familiar and discolored river wear and loaded up my backpack at 4:30 this morning.  It felt good to once again have all I needed to sustain me carried on my back.  Flew to St. Louis, by way … Continue reading

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