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Day 44- July 17, 2018

Day 44 - July 17th 2018

Today I return to the river on my way to completing my goal of paddling to the Gulf of Mexico.

I’m back on the water. Heading to breakfast I had the same butterflies and nervousness heading back to the river as I did at the beginning of the river.

Once I was loading the boat up and getting back on the water that all melted away. As soon as I started paddling it all felt good. I’m back!

Paddled 41 miles today. Just a few more days and I will be leaving Illinois behind me.

The plan for tomorrow is to get up early and get some distance in before it gets hot. Then I plan to throttle back and take a few breaks and maybe a swim. Then pick up the pace in the evening until about 6 then the search for camping will begin.

We shall see if that plan works out.

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