Two frightening experiences while paddling today. One was little scary paddling over the Lock #22 spillway. Good size drop, enough to get the adrenalin up.
Most frightened I have been on the river so far was when I saw the Loch Ness Monster... At least I thought I did. Every hair on my entire body stood on end when I saw what appeared to be a large head rising out of the water. This could not have happened at at more remote island shore. After the head, then came the neck - nearly two feet in diameter - this monster shape continued to rise above the surface to six or eight feet high, right in front of my boat. That is when I really got scared. Turns out it was a large log and not to worry.
The second lock #24 of the day was quick and easy.
After passing through the lock, paddled over to the west shore where Judi, Shannon and the boys were waiting. Many great videos and images today. Slept in later than usual for we were well taken care of in Hannibal.
I'm the Grey Beard Adventurer. But you can call me Dale Sanders, and these are my stories.