September 28

 Portsmouth Bridge over the Ohio. Second time I have seen it! 

Portsmouth Bridge over the Ohio. Second time I have seen it! 

I woke with 5 easy miles and plenty of time to do it. I planned on treating this as my victory lap. It will put me at 2,250 miles with 750 to go. I laid in the boat as barges passed by. It started getting dark and when I looked up buzzards were circling over me. I took that as a sign that I should get moving. I packed up and was ready to hit the water when I got a phone call. I lost track of time and was now behind schedule. My easy 5 Miles turned into a workout. I kicked it in gear and made good time. When I rounded the last bend I saw the bridge that I first crossed under months ago to symbolize the start of the Ohio River. I pulled up to the marina where I stayed the 4 th night of my trip and met my ride. The dock master remembered me and was impressed with my progress. But was a little confused with how I came from up river when he last saw me I was heading down river. We loaded the boat up and I took a quick sink bath and changed clothes. I knew there was only one place to celebrate and that was the steak house I went to when I was last in town. The Scioto Ribber. Their small steak is 16oz. And I ate the whole thing and it was delicious. Then it was a quick 2 hr drive back to Columbus to figure out what the next move is.