It has been blowing for the last three days and it always seems to be coming from downstream no matter how many twists and turns the river makes. Though the wind is from the south it is not a warm wind, I have been under five layers (yes, the same ones) for the last three days and still cold. The sun has come out for a while everyday, some days all day and it combined with the windburn is burning my face and hands. We have slowed down because of the hard going, the boat is not happy in the chop and wind swells that hit us from behind every little point and we are not able to get the miles as easily as before. It is exhausting, every other boat that we see here has either an enclosed cabin or at least a soft top to get out of the weather but we stand out in front of our proud craft and soak in every bit of this place that we can. Right now we are taking a late nap with the hope of finding some calm weather later tonight or early in the AM. On the bright side the water that washes over the deck is rinsing away the mud that we track in with our boots.