I sang to myself as the crew crossed the Styx River. Today the crew had a forced march across the Styx River, up the Green River, past Dixon's Bat Cave, and down and out Mammoth Cave.
Here the crew took a break before the descent into Mammoth Cave.
Mammoth Cave was very large and has an interesting history - including commercial use to grow mushrooms, which of course involved a Kentucky style inter-family feud and struggle for control, resulting in the destruction of at least the commercial venture. I could see a modern Italian family deciding it might be a great place to make coal fired pizzas, and then arguing over whether the addition of coal to a saltpeter mine would result in explosive growth. Since it's missing the sulfur needed to make gunpowder, I'm sure the pizza would flame out, but Mammoth Cave was really something else.
At the end of the march, the crew found a mammoth sized creature in the middle of a lake. It was a frightfully playful creature though so we had no problems.
Tomorrow, we will be between Scylla and Charybdis. We've chosen to double-time it back home and forgo the last overnight port as a result. That will turn a 6 hour drive into a 12 hour drive, but is the best overall option.
Day's Log: Mammoth Cave