I awoke at 0500 to begin preparing to leave from our camp before the expected rain came in. Unfortunately, it was already raining, so I put my rain gear on while I was still in my tent. Boy, was that a mistake! Read on for an ‘epic fail’ story, Greybeard style!
THE REST OF THE STORY....
By the time John Sullivan and I made it to the Red Wing Marina, I just couldn’t paddle any more. All day, I could feel my clothes getting wetter and wetter under the rain gear. I was just miserable in my concave seat of the boat. Upon stepping out of the boat, I immediately felt of the back side of my rain pants. Yep, I put them on backwards this morning. The fly of the pants had been gaped open, allowing the COLD rain water to slowly creep down the crack of my pants. Needless to say, it was even more obvious when I removed the rain gear! It is SO funny now, but at the time, I sure was frustrated! Ha!
Anyway, some misfortunes turn into gold. As we paddled into the marina at Red Wing, we heard a car horn blow. I was thanking the good Lord as Peg Linder introduced herself and explained that she was there to help. She took us to the Red Wing Boots Corporate office so that I could meet with Julie Quin and receive a pair of Red Wing’s newest water shoes: Vasque Water Shoes. These gems will be keeping my feet comfortable for many days and months to come.
Peg invited us back to her house where we are staying tonight. So thankful for the delicious food, conversation, and a roof over our heads tonight. We are so fortunate to have met this wonderful River Angel and her family!
Getting up at 0530 tomorrow for another early start
I'm the Grey Beard Adventurer. But you can call me Dale Sanders, and these are my stories.