Made it through my last lock without much fanfare. I actually went around it as the lock was open. I stopped there to ask about the river going down to the Miss. and ended up talking to a Marine from the Vietnam era. I was a Navy corpsman so Jake and I had an instant bond. He gave me heaps of information and more that a few warnings! I guess the Miss. R. going south is no picnic. I will keep going with my eyes open and I’m sure things will be fine. I am camped about 8 miles from the Miss. R. so tomorrow will be an important decision making day-left, right , no left, no right….. I might end up in Albuquerque at this rate!
I stopped a little early today as it is warm and I needed to recharge all my batteries. So I am sitting on the bank and letting the sun warm me up before I make my nest. One more cold night and then things will start to warm up. I just booked a hotel for next weekend for my brother and me. That will be a nice break. After that, it’s the super highway to N.O.!