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Twin Cities Part 2

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014

From the moment we reached the dock at the St Paul Yacht Club, we were inundated with Sam Adams, support, family, friends and more Sam Adams (note: theme developing). For the rest of that evening and for the next two days, we were carried along on a tide of goodwill, with evermore friends appearing and the group consequently growing.On the first evening, having scraped off days of Mississippi...

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Twin Cities Part I

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014

Good morning from the sumptuous study of Dan and Trish Adams in Edina, a suburb of Minneapolis. It is 06.20 and the rhythm of waking and preparing for another 30 mile day has not left me on the first of our two rest days before the next push south. I slept poorly, my mind unable to switch off from the enormity of the achievement of simply reaching here after all the planning, as well as what...

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In Sight of the Twin Cities

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014

When we began to properly plan this extravaganza, reaching New Orleans seemed an almost impossible task (frankly it still seems bordering on science fiction) but we have at least now begun.The first, and frankly symbolically important achievement, was to reach the Twin Cities. Some readers will know that Julie and I were married in Minneapolis and so these two very different but equally...

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Ewaut

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014

Ladies and gentlemen. On our trip down the Great River, we have been looking forward to meeting some of the characters that make it their home, either temporarily (like us) or permanently (like some of the river boat captains, chandlers and fishermen). On the first day from Itasca, we met a couple of guys, poling their canoes upstream to catch minnows in order to fish for the famous Minnesota...

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The Next Phase

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014

Good evening from the Battle bus, our ludicrously well appointed RV, generously donated to the cause by an anonymous donor (thanks Chris!).We have just bade farewell to the Pasternaks, Mike and his daughter Janey. Boris was his usual unintentionally hilarious self, managing to keep us entertained for hours with stories of his nascent business farming Sturgeons and their glorious product out in...

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