Start: 7:00 AM- 4 miles above Grand Tower IL
Finish: 11:30 AM - Cape Girardeau MO
Daily dist: 34 miles - 24 miles gained over yesterday (long story)
Total dist: aprox. 210 miles
Companions: Brent in the morning the solo on the water
Weather: Clear with slight SE breeze - cold
Notes: I don't have time right now to explain the ten mile loss in mileage. Just know that it was one hell of a night. I'll try to write it up tonight when I have more time.
Day 10 fill in
-- My arrival at the house boat --
Once inside I was able to get the door open then set about the task of getting my gear out of my kayak. I discovered a motor mount platform at the rear of the boat where I cautiously balanced above the swiftly flowing and icy cold Big Muddy river while I dug out the essentials I’d need for the night.