October 9, 2011 – Day 31 – 0 miles
Inconceivable! My pride and the knowledge of forthcoming cold weather urge me to go on. However, white capped waves travelling upstream and the bending trunk of an oak tree serve as a warning against paddling today. Again, I most of the day in solitude on this sandy shore – alternating in between sun and shade, reading and exploring, swimming and sunbathing. The temperature must be over 80 degrees with wind gusts up to 40 mph. A great day to be outside, a bad day to be in a canoe.