On the Road Again
Sad to leave Laura and Vicksburg, but need to finish this mission.
Today was NOT a pretty day to paddle or sail, but progress was made. There was wind, rain, sleet, and snow, but made 20 miles today, 54 to go to Natchez.
After a lot of thought and reflection on my goal and the journey, I've decided to adjust my original plan to take a more scenic route down the Atchafalaya River to the Gulf.
The original path of the Mississippi river to the Gulf, the Atchafalaya split from today's Mississippi a thousand years ago (give or take). Man reinforced the split with lock and dam, spillways, dykes and levies. But both carry Missouri river waters to the Gulf of Mexico.
While I think it would be fascinating to see Baton Rouge and New Orleans from the river, they cannot compare with the scenery on the Atchafalaya. I originally steered clear of this route because gator-bait is tagging along. I've since learned a little more about the route and about gators and I think I'll take a gator over the traffic in the gauntlet any day of the week. Cheers to the final two weeks!
But first, survive the snow and explore Natchez.