|Alyssum Pohl: Writing & Professional Training Portfolio
Each morning, I have the bits of my life scattered about me. First, I put them in their respective small sacks, then I carry them to my kayak where there's a definite process to get everything packed just so. Sometimes I have it relatively easy (i.e. at a landing) and sometimes, it's a major chore (mosquitos and flies biting me while I stomp around in the muck). It's the time of day that I put off in the comparable safety and comfort of my tent. However, I always enjoy being on the water so much, that it's just an obstacle to conquer on my way to paddling.
Alyssum Pohl is paddling the Mississippi River and documenting water quality and plastic waste along the way.