Monday, February 20, 2012

Are we there yet?

We arrived at the Highway 76 bridge at 2:15 pm Sunday afternoon February 19, 2012. The trip from Highway 18 in Bolivar to Highway 76 in Brownsville is 51.8 miles by river. There are precisely 1.75 bazillion bends on this stretch of the river. The average moving speed for the trip was 3.5 miles per hour. The elevation dropped 38 feet in 52 miles. We spent three full days and two nights on the river. In those three days we saw 2 people and probably 15 - 20 deer, a turkey a dozen otters and hundreds of ducks.

We got on the river about 9:50 am after the rain stopped. We never did get rained on. Thanks to the abandoned cabin, we spent a very wet night high and dry. This third day turned out to be sunny and mild. This was a great trip. I was proud to share the trip with my friend Billy Wilson of Somerville Tennessee. This is an activity that should only be done by experienced outdoor enthusiasts. Billy is a great partner on the river.

Thank you God, for allowing us to enjoy your creation and get home safe. Strengthen us to continue our work to care for your gift of nature.

See you on the river!

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