What a town!

Wabasha! What a town. We pulled up to the gently sloping grass covered bank of Wabasha just as the sun was setting and as people poured from their homes saying, “Well, I never have seen anything like this in my whole life on the river,” we realized that this would be the perfect time for an impromptu evening performance. Without being asked people passed a hat. In the morning they brought coffee and donuts.

The next morning, when we left, City Councilman Dean (above center) followed along with us by land for two locks, first delivering produce that folks had rounded up from their gardens, and later to report that platypus our pet duck (that Brandy adopted and rehabilitated with Spark’s help), was being well taken care of and swimming happily in Wabasha’s duck pond.

What a town.