July 14, 2005 12:51pm
Friar’s Point, MS
We stopped to pick up some water and the city council here has computers to use free of charge. That is great. John is finishing the article for the week and I have to fill up the water still.
This is day three back on the river after three days avoiding Hurricane Dennis. For every day off of the river you have a bad day of paddling. Today will be our last bad day of paddling as our bodies re-adjust to the river. It is amazing how quickly you can fall out of a groove.
We hope to get close to Rosedale, MS tonight and Vicksburg on Sunday. We will have to paddle in a very efficient manner to reach those goals, but I think we can do it.
John is really nervous about the increasing barge traffic. It will only get busier from here on out and that is a concern, because we have less and less time to negotiate to the inner sides of the turns. I think we will be OK. But who knows with Hurricanes and more water from Hurricane Dennis rushing down to meet us. I hope that our journey continues to be safe and successful.