Tue 21/04-2015 Day 847

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trip days left: 12
straight distance left: 123,4 km
Highlights: Nice wild river shore
Lowlights: A freezing cold morning
Pos: here
Loc: Rio de la Plata
Acc: tent
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.

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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!

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7 comments on “Tue 21/04-2015 Day 847

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Randall Lackey

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30 or 40km, sometimes up to 60km daily, day after day, what a great performance. Three or four more days and she will be at the finish line! Wow!

What an amazing paddling athlete, and what a strong and brave woman she is. She is by far the highest-skilled open ocean paddler in history. What a privilege to be a witness of her journey!

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