"A view of the Lagoon near the campsite were John Sullivan and I slept the my first night of the fifth week on the river."
John Sullivan and I debated about leaving the fly off the tent last night. From experience, if you have to debate, it’s best to put it on. It was a good thing we did, because it started raining around 0300 and rained until around three this afternoon. Good night's sleep though.
We were able to dry things out this afternoon, and also found some time to hike into the marshes of lower Pepin. Several of the images were take in these marshes. One video is of a black water marsh I call home for the alleged Pepin Monster.
The mosquitoes here are very aggressive. If one can imagine how bad it is having to dig a hole for bathroom purposes, imagine how frustrating it was to have to swat mosquitoes at the same time. I squatted there, fanning them away as best I could, but the beasts are so fast that I still got bitten numerous times during a shortened potty call.
Did tent keeping (house keeping for those of you that live in Louisburg). Cleaned myself up and washed clothes. Thank goodness for WetOnes - one of only a couple creature comforts items I have with me. Right now, I am trying to take a nap but the beauty of this campsite makes it hard to sleep for to do so would mean that I have to take my eyes off the surrounding natural beauty of this area.
Richard Sojourner has arrived and camping with us. Must get some rest now. Plans are for early morning start.
I'm the Grey Beard Adventurer. But you can call me Dale Sanders, and these are my stories.