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Photo feature: Kayaker walks along and paddles the Mississippi River

Steve Posselt, 62, walks his kayak up Louisiana 131 towards Vidalia after pulling his boat out of the water because the strong current created by the Sidney A. Murray Jr. Hydroelectric Station during foggy weather was difficult to navigate. Posselt is kayaking great waterways around the world to raise awareness of climate change. A retired civil engineer, Posselt started his journey because he wants to be a part of making the world a cleaner place for his grandchildren. At top, Posselt started on the Murray River in Australia, where he is from. After that, he shipped his kayak to Louisiana where he started kayaking up the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

Steve Posselt, 62, walks his kayak up Louisiana 131 towards Vidalia after pulling his boat out of the water because the strong current created by the Sidney A. Murray Jr. Hydroelectric Station during foggy weather was difficult to navigate. Posselt is kayaking great waterways around the world to raise awareness of climate change. A retired civil engineer, Posselt started his journey because he wants to be a part of making the world a cleaner place for his grandchildren. At top, Posselt started on the Murray River in Australia, where he is from. After that, he shipped his kayak to Louisiana where he started kayaking up the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

Klaas Nierop pushes Steve Posselt’s kayak into the Mississippi River while Nierop’s girlfriend Lynne Phillips takes pictures during Posselt’s trip up the Mississippi River to raise awareness of climate change. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

Klaas Nierop pushes Steve Posselt’s kayak into the Mississippi River while Nierop’s girlfriend Lynne Phillips takes pictures during Posselt’s trip up the Mississippi River to raise awareness of climate change. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

Steve Posselt, 62, walks his kayak up Louisiana 131 towards Vidalia. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)

If you look closely, you’ll see Steve Posselt walking his kayak up Louisiana 131 towards Vidalia. (Sam Gause / The Natchez Democrat)