Getting kind of antsy from being wind bound last couple of days, I set off paddling at 4:00 AM while it was still dark. The wind was down and my intentions were to make it past the dangerous "Brule Narrows" before it got windy. I managed to sneak through as the wind steadily picked up as the morning went on. By 11:00 AM after 7 hours of non-stop paddling I was in the clear (literally) and exploring Bushy Head Island. I found the abandoned gold mine I had heard about and went in until the water got too deep. After leaving Bushy Head Island and the abandoned gold mine I paddled another 3 miles west on Rainy Lake until I reached "mile 12" which is where the resorts start on Rainy Lake and is 12 miles from International Falls. It was 1:30 PM so I stopped for a hot meal. I called my wife Rebecca and told her I would make it to our re-supply point today. We had planed to meet at the Idlewood Resort, which is 6 miles east of International Falls to re-supply and rest for a day or two before I continue. I arrived at the pre-arranged Idlewood Resort at 3:30 PM and Rebecca got there later that night. What a thrill to have a hot shower and bed after 34 days.