finding gas along the river has been challenging. on a couple of occassions, i've been lucky enough to find a marina with a gas pump but more often than not, it's a walk. such was the case in cape girardeau.

mile and a half walk with 30lb shoulder weights. stole this photo from patrick.

haven't seen him on the river today but we came back to a note from goose.

hk's drunk drifting now.

30 miles today

he found us on the illinois banks between thebes and fayville. he told us how he'd thrown out an envelope containing all of his cash for the whole trip by accident

and how he'd gotten stuck on a sandbar, called 911 and was rescued by and put up for the night in the nearest fire department.