Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Wet and WILDlife

Aaron and Jake rebounded after a slow day Sunday.  They traveled 46 miles to mile marker 428 just south of Savanna Illinois.  The guys pulled off the river to a tiny island and weathered a storm that had 60 mile an hour winds, another stormy day is forecasted for Tuesday.

In addition to fatigue, sore backs, blisters on hands, etc..., Aaron and Jake have to deal with another obstacle.  All of this rain has helped the mosquito population boom.  If you look closely at the pictures below you can see dragon flies.  The guys were surrounded by hundreds of dragon flies while in Minnesota - why dragon flies?  What you can't see in the picture is the thousands of mosquitoes that the dragon flies were feeding on.

(Click on images to enlarge)
Posted by Aaron's dad

1 comment:

  1. Natures own bug repellant, How cool.
    Steve Hauke