Monday, June 30, 2008

Life on the Mississippi

Took a little trip down the Mississippi River with my eldest son last week. 40+ miles in two days, with an overnight stay at Dimmick Island (pictured above), about halfway between Clearwater and Anoka, Minnesota.

Our passage was not unobserved. From the huffing and snorting of this deer I got the distinct impression that we weren't entirely welcome. The were other animals as well, foxes (too quick to capture on camera), herons (about every 1000 feet for the length of the trip) eagles, signs of beaver, cows, and even these tracks near our campsite (probably raccoon):

More tomorrow...

By Professor Batty


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