Thursday, October 1, 2009

UKC Update 29

Janet Bradford reports 11:03 EST

Fog so thick, you could cut it with a knife; Or at least pushed off the river for awhile.

After paddling by braille for a couple of hours Bob and Mike finally pulled off. Took a 5 1/2 hour break and got some sleep and played it safe. You don't set any records or live to paddle again if you are not safe.

No barges on the Manistee, but plenty of navigating needed. Fog is much different then paddling in the dark. Your light paves the way in darkness; In fog, your light blinds you with the reflection. Orientation is greatly impaired.

The Captain Reporting

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