The Final Stage

The final, and likely most challenging stage will be the trip back home, up the Mississippi river or Tombigbee Waterways.  While difficult at any time of the year (the strong current and narrow navigable water way make heading up river a slow process), we will be traversing it in late December, a particularly cold time of the year to embark on this part of the journey, an element that will only prove to be more difficult after spending over six months in warm weather.