Speaking of which, the river is much wider in this area than I had imagined. The wider width is mostly because of the many small lakes one must paddle through to reach the faster waters below. After paddling through several locks and dams today, we still managed to paddle 40 miles. I paddled up to the last lock for the day and pulled the rope the old fashioned way. I wanted to experience the drama of this old fashioned lockage process, for it will likely change with time.
We ate cake most of the day. The extra calories must have given all of us some extra energy because we ended up paddling an unplanned extra distance before stopping for the night. Found this great campsite overlooking the city of Winona, MN and met yet another wonderful River Angel. The view of the city is spectacular.
I'm the Grey Beard Adventurer. But you can call me Dale Sanders, and these are my stories.