Hi, everyone! The following is a voicemail my dad left for all of you…
Good Morning. This is an update from the White Rock Navy. It’s about 6 o’clock. I woke up at about 5:30 and the plan was to get up and get on the river but the river is totally foggy and you can’t see anything so We all stayed in our sleeping bags. That was I guess about half hour ago and I can’t get back to sleep because I’m too stiff and sore. So, I’m up walking around and stretching. Anyway, we’re at Katfish Katie’s and getting ready for the last full day and then hopefully a short day tomorrow. I’m not sure what time we’ll get out of here since, like I say, it’s pretty “pea soup foggy” every where you can’t see anything. But we’re all doing okay under the circumstances and stand by for updates as things progress I guess.
Some news from race central, a little tidbit, I found out on the first day one of the leaders pulled out of the race because he got hit in the head with a 40 pound flying carp. It jumped out of the river and hit him and he was okay but he decided that since he was kind of dizzy and wasn’t going to push through. Also, as I understand it the leaders of the race finished last night sometime. What else?… Ohh going to Lisbon, yesterday couple of women in front of us in a two person canoe went too close to the Lisbon bottom shoot and got sucked in, and tangled up in a big log jam. They were hanging on to the logs and one of the rescue boats managed to pull the out. The boat couldn’t be retrieved and is still jammed in there in the rushing waters. So, it’s probably lost but at least they’re okay and that’s good. So, that’s about it this morning and I guess the team will be giving you updates as the day goes along.
One more full day and I’ll be done with this. Thanks, everybody and I guess the next time you’ll hear from me is when I’ve finished the race! Thanks, again. Bye.