Journal of Dan T. Cook - Fly Fishing the Globe
Traveling 75,000 miles around the world in search of fish and friendship.
Friday, June 16, 2006 - Day 10
This may have been the hardest day of rowing I’ve ever had. Of the 14.5 hours on the river today, there was a headwind of 15-20 knots for all but two. It was incredibly unrelenting! I could barely keep pace with the river current when putting both the oars in the water and bracing myself. Although I traveled a good way, it was painful the entire time. If it weren’t for the gloves and straps (both additions from 2003’s experience) I wouldn’t have made it half as far.
The wind finally let up around 10pm and I was able to finish the trip to Dawson City in relative peace. I now have 5 days to attend to business, errands and take in the town’s solstice festival. Dawson City marks the beginning of the hardest part of the trip; the row up to Circle and then the worst part of the trip… the Yukon Flats. I am looking forward to recuperating and taking a break from the river.