Woke up at 8. Cruddy dreams. Sore. Go back to sleep.
Woke up at 9. Sore. Gotta decide what I’m doing today. Roll over. Sigh. Get up.
I want to rest today. I also want to update my blogs today. The library is downstream after 2 dams, and is only open 10-2 on Saturday (today). It’s already after 9. They offer free portage help around the dams, but how long will it take? If I go to the library, I’ll only have a few hours to work, then have to paddle to the next camp afterward because I’ve been warned it’s not safe to stay near the library. Post this quandary on FB, and immediately 2 friends remind me taking a rest day is more important than blogging. Sold! I’m staying at Pokegama, then. Immediate relief: I don’t have to pack my sleeping bags, take down my tent, figure anything out with the portaging people. I can leisurely charge my phone and the solar battery with my solar charger. I can plug my computer into the outside wall of the campsite building and work on typing my blog and editing my videos. Then later I’ll head back to the pizza place and upload them as I take my time eating (yum) another pizza. I’ve got a lovely view of the river, am enjoying the sound of the water spewing forth from the dam, and the little hummingbirds that squeak at me as they help themselves to the hummingbird feeders nearby.
(Later): SUCCESS! LMNO P-ZA is a great place to grab a bite and a drink and do some blogging.