For over a week, the boys have been experience the South’s Hot August weather. With the lows at night in the 80’s and highs during the day near 95 degrees, us northerners aren’t used to the heat. We both have agreed that we take air conditioning for granted. Dripping sweat from 10am to 8pm, taking breaks to jump in the water is crucial to surviving for all of us.
Currently at mile 550 (counting down) we are feeling closer to our destination each day. With a countdown of two weeks or roughly 13 days, we plan to arrive in Lake Pontchartrain on the 10th of September. Trying to do nothing but float from sun-up to sun-down, we can cover 40-50 miles each day averaging 4mph. Stocking up on gasoline, an extra 5 gallons was added to our reserve so we can carry 23 gallons with us through these lonnngggg stretches of nothingness.
Seeing only one fishing boat yesterday, its been only us and the tugboats on the river since we left Memphis. Lonely and ready to be done? YES. Looking at the weather report, we were happy to discover after today the high will finally be under 90 degrees! Wow, never thought that was “cold” before this trip.
Discovering the aftermath, these bird tracks were neat to follow. A fish dragged out of the water, then picked clean to the bone there was nothing left.
Fishing at night finally panned out for Rob, catching a large catfish last night with a wolf-rigger, river sinkers and catfish bait. This was a great change up from the same ole breakfast, fried catfish with ShoreLunch topping.
Having trouble finding cellular service has prevented us from doing posts regularly. Luxuries are meager, but nature is abundant. A flathead catfish was just given to us from fisherman from Off The Hook Fish, thanks again guys! Greenville, MS is our fuel stop today, unfortunately its not walkable so we’ll have to find a ride to the highway or travel up a lake 5 miles to a marina.