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The Last Installment….

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014

Chamonix, France. December 20th Unlike exams, reading this blog is most definitely non-compulsory. It should be regarded as for only those truly hard core followers of the Mississippi project or those seeking some solace from the maelstrom that is Christmas. I fall firmly into both categories as, I suspect, do many others. I felt compelled to write this last blog for a number of reasons. First,...

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Early reflections 2, a bumpy landing….

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014

London, November 14th.Of course, everyone tells you to expect a certain sense of deflation on return from these extended projects or expeditions. But of course very few people have actually been on these extended projects, so in fact have very little understanding of the sense of emptiness when the routine and, most importantly, the purpose has been removed from your life. Abruptly and with...

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Early reflections….

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014

New Orleans, Louisiana. 28th OctoberI promised that I would write some reflections on our journey as soon as I was able to draw breath, and here they are.I write to you from the hotel in NO, having finally managed to sleep through until 08.30 for the first time and enjoying a third day off the river. This last point is important as it marks the first time I have had three consecutive days of not...

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New Orleans…

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014

New Orleans, Louisiana. 25th October.After 2,320 odd miles of toil, pain, laughter, wonderment, hospitality, friendship, kindness, headwinds, rain, thunder, lightning, tornados, blood, sores and Sam Adams beer, we arrived into New Orleans at 14.35 this afternoon. I have no real strength to write more just now, but promise I will do so soon. I thought I would let you know that, with your help, we...

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St Crispin’s day…

Posted by on Oct 25, 2014

Luling, Louisiana. 24th October(With my apologies to Will Shakespeare)He which hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart. Coins for convoy shall be put in his purse and his passport made, for we would not die in that man’s company that fears his fellowship to die in ours. Today is the feast of St Crispian. He that shall live this day, and see old age, Will yearly on the vigil feast...

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