Yesterday I crossed the mouth of the Potomac River, a 12-mile expanse of open water that empties into the Chesapeake Bay. I completed nearly 40 miles of continuous rowing in high temperature topping out over 95 with high humidity. To stave off heat exhaustion during this heat wave, soon to break in another day, I drink a liter of water an hour or approximately 2 1/2 to 3 gallons of water a day. Last night, I made camp at a state park with a small marina where I pitched my little green tent that feels like a four-star hotel after a long day on the boat. I typically pitch my tent on the dock right next to my boat with beautiful views of the water and a wrap around "porch" where I can set up my camp chair. After cooking a hot meal of reconstituted dehydrated beef stroganoff last night, I retired into my little green cocoon where I have set an air mattress and read for a little while before a fall asleep, typically in about one minute. This routine is essential for recovery that allows me to repeat the next day, also known ground hog day.