I never imagined I would be so drawn to river life. I can hardly wait to get back out. Karen and I will be going back out on the Ohio on October 2 for three days. I have made some connections in Powhatan Point, OH, where we got out of the river in May. Jennifer is a woman who works at the City Building there and I found my way to her by calling the local Riverside Restaurant where we had had lunch in May awaiting Karen’s son Kyle to pick us up. Jennifer spoke with her aunt who lives on the river and she is willing to let us camp there our first night and then put Wonder, our red canoe in there as well. Jennifer is now looking for someone who might pick us up downriver and drive us back to Powhatan Point. I have every reason to believe that she will succeed. We have found folks along the river helpful and welcoming.
If we do about 25-27 miles a day, we will have the good fortune of spending two nights in the Wayne National Forest along the river. I was hoping we would get a chance to visit the Ohio River Museum in Marietta but it is closed during the week for the season. So we will have to learn about the river through our normal processes….looking and asking questions along the way.
The goal on this trip may be to get to Belpre which will add about 80 miles to our journey.
On October 1, I fly to Pittsburgh where Karen will meet me and we’ll drive down to Powhatan Point, set up for the night and hope to get some rest for the journey ahead. I’ll ask Chelsea if she will be able to help us again by posting photos on our blog that I will text message to her. So, stay tuned, and thanks for your interest in following this Wonder-ful journey of ours.