Thanks, Franklin. I’m never sure if what I write in the bike tour journals is interesting to other people or not. Partly I keep a journal so that I’ll have a record for myself after the trip is over.
This time I’m keeping notes on my phone during the day, which makes it easier later on to write the recap of the day.
My understanding is that the filters do work well. (Joy knows more about them than I do, and picked out the ones we’re using — Sawyer Mini Filters.)
A couple of times we’ve filtered some pretty brown, dingy water, but with no ill-effects.