The wind was intense today! Scott, Ellen and I paddled to LaCrosse, WI so we could meet up with John Sullivan. We only paddled 13 or 14 miles but it felt like 25+! At one point Scott said he looked back and half of my canoe was out of the water and then slamming down. He thought I was back there jumping waves. They were monsters after lock and dam 7. I was glad when I finally paddled out of that mess. I wanted to turn the GoPro on but I was too scared to stop paddling for fear of turning sideways and getting swamped.
We camped on a great little island near Riverside park. The Mississippi, Black, and LaCrosse rivers all flow together here; it’s quite interesting! After setting up camp, we paddled into town for some food and meeting up with John Sullivan. What a great guy! He brought us a sack of food for our trip and he’s going to let us borrow one of his marine radios! That will make things much safer.
I was able to snap some decent pictures today. I hope you enjoy!