Got a call from Bill this morning. His cell phone has died (won’t even charge) so he borrowed someone’s to call me. Not much to say other than last couple of days have been interesting. Downed trees and various obstacles in the river to navigate around or pull the boat over. While resupplying at Ft. Clinch, we sadly discovered that his running shoes had not been packed. I mean, the man packed his neon yellow safety vest to wear during the portage!! How did the running shoes not make it to the container?!?!? The nearest open store was a Wal-Mart and it didn’t take long to decide it was probably just better to do the portage in his paddling shoes. Nonetheless, the portage has begun. Forty miles on a two lane road with no sidewalks, not even a shoulder from the stories I have heard, hauling kayak and all gear — in his kayak shoes. Jiminy Christmas!!