trip days left: 12
straight distance left: 123,4 km
Highlights: Nice wild river shore
Lowlights: A freezing cold morning
Loc: Rio de la Plata
Dist: 41,4 km
Start: 6:55 End: 15:55
It is becoming autumn here…the morning was once more freezing cold with fog and a wet tent outside. I just about stayed warm in my sleeping bag and blanket, but froze my hands off the first paddling hour in fog. The water was still warm with 20 degrees, so I stuck my hands into the water as often as needed. The sun came out for all day, and it became really friendly to paddle on dead calm water and wind first, then with some south easterly low wind.I even made a few shore breaks, as I was a bit sore from yesterday’s hard long paddle.
The coast is very sweet water- like now, with flat white sandy beaches, cliffs, some reed fields, many sea birds and floating plants islands it really looks like on the big lagoons I was paddling in the south of Brazil. I could feel some current all day, at about 2 pm with me, so the tidal difference of half a meter only *does* make a difference. Two more days and I should be in Colonia!