Saturday, July 30, 2005

Buford Dam to Medlock Bridge

Today was spent on the river with a group of people we met last month from our paddle trip.  The first 8 miles were nice with clear water, good rapids and lots of herons flying in the air.  Once again, we had to dodge the fly fishing lines from the fishermen.    The last 9 miles were filled with  heavy rain and fog.  I didn't expect that kind of weather, but we made the best of it.  I had to dump my canoe a couple of times to empty it out! 
This picture of Dan was taken after we came thru "rescue rock"  rapid.  I looped around the other side and paddled up to snap it.  Made for an exciting time.  :)

At the end, we were wet and hungry, but still smiling from the adventure.  I just hope our next trip will be a little drier!

4 comments:

jspiker said...

Jerry Dennis, From a Wooden Canoe

"We need quiet places, and we need quiet ways to travel in them. We never quite realize how valuable they are until we've been paddling, camping, and fishing in them for a few days. Once cleansed of the residue of daily living, it's possible to find what my son once called 'a calm spot' in your heart. It's a good thing to find."

Happy Trails....

deabvt said...

Brings back many memories!
V

mtrib2 said...

Very exciting photo.  I hope your camera is waterproof!    mark
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mtrib2 said...

Very exciting photo.  I hope your camera is waterproof!    mark
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