Good morning from St. Peters, Missouri! Captain Ned made it safely to Hermann last night at around 10:40pm. Before making it to the checkpoint a barge passed him. He was supposed to stay to the right but was blocked by a wing dam and so he had to paddle through the barge wake. He said the 5 ft. waves were “kinda fun”.
This morning, after a somewhat restful night of sleeping 30 ft. from the train tracks (?), Ned got up at 5 and left at 5:30am. About 30 minutes later he got fogged in. Apparently, he later came across a boat that had been traveling next to him and decided to paddle through the fog but ended up going the wrong way on the river! Even if it means his average speed is a little lower today, we’re glad he decided to play it safe and wait out the fog.
For anyone who’s considering meeting him in St. Charles at the finish line, he should be arriving at around 6-7pm. For the rest of you, I’ll do my best to take lots of pictures and I’ll post them to the blog tonight.