Just past the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, Dream Seeker is sailing within a fleet of Looper boats going south. We spent three days at Grafton Harbor Marina, with covered slips, where Denny bought and replaced the anchor and chain and we borrowed the marina’s car twice for provisioning.
Fifteen looper boats congregated at Grafton, and we reunited with Golden Daze and many others with whom we had lost track. The Marina found a place for us all to get together and we relieved our stress with laughter.
Monarch Butterflies are everywhere, from the Canadian waterways to the Mississippi. Some in flocks, some a few together and some alone, the black, brown orange and white butterflies are continually floating by us. They never hitch a ride but they do ride the waves. We are both migrating south but the butterflies migrate to Mexico and we get off in Florida.
I treasure all your comments in response to my Blog. I love opening my emails and reading you responses. Thank you all for your concern but we are enjoying the adventure. I am never frightened by these experiences but often frustrated by them. Denny is a good captain and the boat is sound. I enjoy writing about our exploits but also living them. As my daughter (a fellow adventurer) said to me, you can never have these things happen to you by sitting at home mom!