Greetings! Bob Bellingham from Australia, after 12 weeks paddling the Missouri River from the headwaters in Montana, stayed overnight at Cooper’s Landing last Wednesday, August 22. He is only five or six days from St. Louis, his final destination.
While we were looking at his boat and gear on the boat ramp, Tom and Tyler paddled up. They are two free-spirited 20 year-old men paddling in a canoe from Great Falls, Montana, all the way to the Gulf of Mexico.
The two, and Bob, have been leap-frogging down the river on their own individual journeys. What a nice evening sharing river stories, eating Thai food, and listening to a couple from Guatemala play music! I know, right? In Columbia, Missouri!
Earlier in the evening Tess and Zach from the Columbia Missourian, one of our local papers in town, came down to interview Bob and me. This is a nice story about Bob and his journey, and my first local press regarding my expedition. It’s pretty special. (Thank you, John Schneller)
You can find the article from Friday, August 24, here: Columbia Missourian.
A photo of me, and Bob, from the article.