|Alyssum Pohl: Writing & Professional Training Portfolio
I woke up with that same tickle in my throat, but was determined to make some distance since I had rested and only paddled 4 miles in the past 2 days. The going was slow because the wind was against me. The sky was overcast, and I couldn’t get my phone to charge. I listened to the radio, and severe thunderstorms and possible hail were forecast for my area. So when it started to sprinkle, I opted to pull over at the first reasonable beach to camp and wait out the weather. I was bleary headed and dizzy. I set up my tent, and fell asleep. It wasn’t until I woke up that I realized I actually was sick. The rest of the day and night, I just slept and woke up, made some miso soup, slept, woke up to crazy thunder storms, slept, bleh.
Alyssum Pohl is paddling the Mississippi River and documenting water quality and plastic waste along the way.