May 25, 2005 Wednesday
Forestry Station Bar and Grill Jacobson, MN
This morning we were greeted with rain.
It is generally not so much fun to pack or paddle in the rain, but paddling is our job and we are to do it rain or shine.
WE went 20 odd miles in cold cold cold rain. Constant unwavering cold rain. John’s rain pants failed and he was soaked for much of the day and wrapped in a tarp to keep warm and semi dry.
We planned to stop in Jacobson to get a hot beverage and dry out some before continuing on, but once we pulled to shore we were cold hungry and getting a little bit gorked out. We decided that we should eat too and hole up for a few hours. We landed in the arms of a loving family establishment called the Forestry Station Bar and Grill (named for the previous use of the building).
Sandy was quick to offer to dry our clothes and we really had a great visit with the people from in and around Jacobson.
We met a former Wen-no-nah canoe racer Jerry Arnold who gave us some paddling tips. It isn’t a race to get to New Orleans, but we will probably end up being a bit more efficient paddlers.