When the wind died down a bit I cut across the lake for about 2 miles of open water, which was very peaceful. On the eastern shore I was supposed to portage around a dam, but enough water was flowing over it that I just floated right over. There was no drop on the downstream side, so I wasnt too worried about it. That was the first 12.5 miles of the day, and it took from roughly 9:30 to 5:00, due to the wind and the lakes. Often with the lakes you cant take the direct path, since it would put you in open water for too long, so I probably did a few more miles today than I was supposed to.
After the dam was 7 more miles of marsh, and then a small campsite waiting for me at the end. It started raining almost as soon as I got in to camp, which was right at sunset, prime time for mosquitoes. Then came more thunder and lighting, just to top off the long day.