The marine radio that Mike Saunders gave for this trip has come in handy many a time on the trip, but I guess it’s most important feature, aside from distress calls, which I have not needed, is the weather band. It has preprogrammed National Weather Service channels that have allowed me to be on top of the weather the whole trip. Armed with good weather forecast of the approaching storms, I was able to plan for and get into a comfortable campsite, where I stayed last night and today and will stay tonight. I plan to leave in the morning after full daylight and paddle to and lock through Robert F. Henry Lock and Dam. I plan to stay tomorrow night at the Prairie Creek Campground.
Since I was able to prepare, I brought my 12v battery into the tent and kept my iPhone charged whole I read a digital book and took care of a little Water Lab business. Nice way to spend a rainy day!