Very difficult 35 miles today. It took me a total of 11 hours. Paddled through two storms, and battled steady headwinds approaching 20 Knots. At times, forward progress was only inches per paddle stroke.
Persistence paid off and I reached the Keokuk, Iowa Yacht Club well before dark. The good folks at the club let us shower, wash clothes and we were able to pitch tents inside a boat storage building.
All indications are the high waters downstream from here will be challenging. Going for Quincy, IL early tomorrow morning.
I'm the Grey Beard Adventurer. But you can call me Dale Sanders, and these are my stories.