Author Archives: floatonward

More Locks

October 12, 2011 – Day 34 – 24.5 miles A thunderstorm of biblical proportions reminded me how little rain I’ve experience over the course of this past month.  I raced and beat a barge for an hour to a lock … Continue reading

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Ramblin’ (Iowa!)

October 11, 2011 – Day 33 – 23 miles A headwind is still present, but it’s under the “dangerous” rating, so I must be moving on.  I slowly make my way down the river which is home to hundreds of … Continue reading

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Timeline

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 … Continue reading

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Sitting and Waiting

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 … Continue reading

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Need for Speed

October 8, 2011 – Day 30 – 0 miles It took all the strength and nerve I could muster to cross the wind-ravaged river to reach the sandy shore I had been eyeing since yesterday morning.  The wind is too fierce … Continue reading

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Takin’ it Easy

October 7, 2011 – Day 29 – 6.5 miles Coulds dotted the sky for the first time in a week this morning, but the day heated up quickly all the same.  Southern winds increased their presence as the day when … Continue reading

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Warm Front

October 6, 2011 – Day 28 – 19 miles I hear it snowed the other day in the North Carolina town where I attended college. Oddly enough we’ve been experiencing clear days with highs in the low 80’s on the … Continue reading

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