The beauty of the river between Red Wing and LA Cross as it flows through hills and valleys is something to behold. Have been pleased with life in general these last few days. Bickering among the team has stopped, routine has become the norm and I usually can find things without having to open several bags . Having John Sullivan paddle alongside at such an appropriate time was a blessing.
Richard and I camped last night a mile up from Winona, MN. Today I paddled through one of the locks the old fashion way - used the signal rope. Went very smoothly and got a chance to experience the lockage without a two-way radio. We have now paddled through 10 locks and there is 20 to go before the river flows naturally just above its confluence with the Missouri north of St Louis.
I was interviewed today by Wenonah Canoes. We also enjoyed a delicious breakfast in downtown Winona. Plans are to start paddling at 0800 tomorrow. I think thefilm crew are "stealth" camping, so who knows where they are!
Looking forward to being in La Crosse tomorrow, as we pass through the last of the state of Minnesota and enter Wisconsin. I plan to do laundry and catch up on some reading while there.
I'm the Grey Beard Adventurer. But you can call me Dale Sanders, and these are my stories.