We enjoyed a lazy day on the river this holiday weekend.
The river is finally down and clear, exposing the sand and gravel
beaches full of shells. The weather was good and the boat ready.
When I accompany my husband for a day on the river
we bring a little more gear than when he is just fishing.
The canopy and lawn chairs are packed up,
coolers of sandwiches, beer, soda and snacks
plus collapsible side tables. We are so close that
there is no sense of being uncomfortable.
We plop our chairs in the water, this year we have the option of
attaching a personal sun umbrella on the side. Other times
we have brought an extra canopy and put one of them
in the water just off the beach.
In past years we have had several couples join us or met some
great people that are sharing the same beach. I can't think
of a time where our beach neighbors were a problem. It seems
that is you bring a child with you, other couples with children
stop at the same beach. It works out well.
Our stretch of river is mainly power boats with
jets rather than propellers since the river can get down
to mere inches at times. We've started to see more canoes
but most recently these tiny kayaks that look pretty nice.
In this photo I told Taylor to go out to the log sticking up in the
river and sit on it, pretending to be a mermaid- or water
turtle, take your pick. As you can see, it's not deep right
there but does fall off closer to the bluff. I can't stand
very far from the log.
Maybe it's because we already live in the woods
or just because we like creature comforts but
we go up there to get away from it all;
We bring ham radio equipment
We bring a radio that is attached to the trolling motor battery
We bring our cells
We bring our tablet.
Well, if there is trouble or an emergency we can at least call for help.