You win, Lake Sakakawea. July 30th- August 4th, 2016

July 30, 2016 New Town Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota Not a bad day in paradise. A light breeze out of the east not causing much trouble. The Saturday motorboat crowd, here for the fishing tournament, was stirring the water today. They aren’t so bad either. At least something to watch. The landscape is shifting too, as we paddle east. The Read More

Women of Tobacco Gardens July 23rd-29th, 2016

July 23-29, 2016 Tobacco Gardens Resort and Marina Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota Natural rhythm A day can quickly turn into a week on the river. Time does not exist here as we have known it elsewhere. In the canoe, a watch is useful only to tell how much time has passed. There are other ways Read More

Half the distance with three times the effort. July 19th-22nd, 2016

July 19, 2016 Missouri River, Ft. Union Trading Post, North Dakota At 2am, strong winds woke me as the mesh of my tent walls was pressed against my face. Lightning in the distance drew me out of my tent to fasten my rain fly. No big deal, everything was in place, all I had to Read More