The Kennewick-Man Expedition, DAY 31

Although a wind speed became a little weaker than the day before, still strong westerly wind, which walking against was inconvenient, blew under the clear sky all day. The wind speed was probably around 25 Mile/Hour. Because that westerly wind blows in the exact opposite direction of the water current of the Columbia River, a wind speed relative to the water increases, and a wave generated by the wind increases in height.

On that day, again I did not move and stayed at same place to wait for the wind to die down.

In a situation where I was confined in the tiny tent, I felt impatient for moving on though I knew it carried risk in that bad weather. Who I am challenging is the Mother Nature. I must keep my wits about me.

Richard Freeman, who was windsurfer and came here for those strong wind and high wave, came to my tent and invited me to dinner. Richard who had semi-retired and Nancy who was his wife bought a camper in the preceding year, and were enjoying journey and windsurfing. Nancy grilled pork steaks and we enjoyed delicious dinner and conversation in the comfortable camper. Not dry foods but fresh foods were very delicious and heartwarming. And they were cheerful and wonderful persons. They worried if a hedgehog ate vegetables in their garden, but they could not hate a hedgehog because it was so cute.