Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Spring Freshet

This past weekend we finally eased 'Indigo' out of her slip and traveled all of five miles or so to anchor at the mouth of the Gilbert River, where it flows out of Sauvie Island and into the Multnomah Channel. We were confident of having enough depth to tie up to the dock there because recent heavy rains had raised all the streams ten to twelve feet above normal. For three days, we used the boat as a home base, and made expeditions via kayak into the middle of Sauvie Island. Lots of this low-lying island were under water, and we paddled through groves of Ash Trees, eased over big patches of blackberry bushes, and took shortcuts that usually require portages. Along with everyone in Oregon, we rejoiced in finally having some sunny weather!

2 Comments:

Blogger Owen said...

I am glad to see that you are back out on the water. I have been eagerly awaiting updates.

June 23, 2010 2:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad the wanderlust has again taken hold. Assume that LT has completely recovered from the ravages of joint replacement and rehabilitation.

Looking forward to the itinerary of your next adventure. Remember, a solo 16 year old made it to the global antipodes.

clw

June 25, 2010 5:51 PM  

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