Sep 2, 2012
Distance today = 56.04 km; Total distance = 10,988.53km; Location = Cave City – 37 08.101′ N, 85 58.295′ W; Start time = 0816, Finish time = 1655
It’s duck season; no, it’s wabbit season: it’s duck season; wabbit season; wabbit season; it’s duck season!!!! And poor Daffy cops it again.
Yes, it is duck season, and today I passed a whole field of guys in their fatigues, firing sporadically at ducks. The field was only about a big as four football pitches, and it was a touch scary having these guns going off within a hundred metres of me. I never did understand why anyone would want to kill animals for pleasure!
It was also very wet – the wettest day since the floods of Duluth back in mid June. This was the remnants of Hurricane Isaac. At least the day was much cooler because of it. I passed the Mammoth Cave National Park this afternoon. I assume mammoth remains have been found in these parts.
It was one of those days when I crossed both a meridian (86W) and a parallel (37N). I am now further east than I’ve ever been on the run so far.