Kayaking on the Mississippi Backwaters

Do you have a bucket list? Boating on the Mississippi was on mine and I had the chance to cross it off recently on a press trip along the Great River Road in Wisconsin. We met our equipment provider _____ at Alma Beach North across from Rieck’s Lake Park in Alma, WI. After a quick briefing on kayak use we were pushing off into the backwaters of the Mississippi.

Paddles dipped into the water rhythmically, a breeze sent ripples out in front of me, and a blue dragonfly rode along on my knuckles for a spell. I was spellbound. Passing under a railroad crossing bridge I experienced the sensation of a train going overhead from on the water.