PEPIN, Wis. -- As the nation's largest watershed, the Mighty Mississippi knows much about convergence.
But rarely has the principle been on display on as many levels as today on Lake Pepin.
Mother Nature dished up a warm, breezy afternoon that had elements of summer and fall.
Seizing the late-season opportunity, a flotilla of sailboats skittered over the lake's surface. At the public boat landing in Pepin, a commercial fisherman unloaded a jon boat heavily laden with carp and buffalo.
Bluffs rise on all sides; two states meet at the river.