October 10, 2011 – Day 32 – 17.5 miles
7:00 am – Awakened by my alarm just before sunrise. All is still, time to move.
10:00 am – Lock and Dam #7
11:00 am – LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Long walk to the grocery store. No time to tour the town as I must take advantage of the calm day.
12:00 pm – On an island. Forced to the shore by headwinds I can’t out paddle. Could rolled in and the temperature has significantly dropped.
3:30 pm – Paddling again. The wind has died down again, and this would be a horrible place to set up a tent.
5:00 pm – Brownsville, Minnesota. My sister has sent me a package to this post office. Going to have to wait until tomorrow to go into town.
6:30 pm – Eating dinner while perched atop a 100 foot tall sand dune on a horseshoe shaped island with a lagoon in it’s center. Popular boating destination (read: lots of trash).
8:00 pm – Good book. Warm sleeping bag. No worries.