After the stress of yesterday, we finally settled in wet tents with dry sleeping bags. I awoke this morning, feeling optimistic about today’s weather report, and I was not disappointed by the outcome of beautiful weather.
Didn't get started paddling this morning until 0845, and by 2pm, I was setting at the lock and dam having, already paddled 31 miles. Conditions were directly opposite from yesterday. Not too hot, with following winds at 7 Knots. Paddling past “Bird Island” was a particular treat. Such an unusually beautiful sight.
After the team caught up, we all agreed to paddle an additional four miles to get to our campsite tonight. We camped across the river from downtown Clinton, IA. Hope you enjoy the photos and videos from today's paddle.
I'm the Grey Beard Adventurer. But you can call me Dale Sanders, and these are my stories.