Hazel on the River

Since Hazel has a more devoted following than the project, we offer a view of Hazel’s adventures on the river. Here’s her Instagram.


“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” Groucho Marx (often attributed to Mark Twain).


Hazel watches fish and turtle TV, aka, the aquariums of the National Mississippi River Museum.


Hazel patiently endures another Johnboat journey.


Pets. Hazel’s favorite thing, other than food.


Hazel as a wild wolf of the river valleys above Lock and Dam 11. Shantyboat in the background.

Even as I sit in this internet cafe in Galena, Illinois, she sits at my feet devotedly and patiently waiting for me to finish here.

2 comments for “Hazel on the River

  1. Duane
    August 7, 2015 at 12:19 am

    Hi Wes,
    Just thought I’d respond to your comment above. I check your blog every night so you and Hazel both are being followed at least by me. By the way I’m the guy that rode motorcycle down to La Crosse, WI. last year and visited with you a bit when you were waiting for your replacement phone. Sorry to here of your run in with the DNR. Those boys don’t cut any slack! Also have you heard of the three guys doing the Mississippi with the website called River Signal. If not check it out.


    • August 7, 2015 at 12:38 pm

      Duane, I remember you. We are very excited to meet our friends at the river signal, but they’re headed down the river so much faster than us we are afraid we’ll never catch up. They are already in St. Louis, and we don’t plan to go much further than that this summer.

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