Sunday, June 24, 2007
Somewhere, Over the Rainbow (Trout)
This is a photo that my camera probably took. I don't know for sure, because my camera is in the bottom of the Green River in North Carolina. But surely this is what it sees if it opens its little aperture underwater. Yes, sadly, we overturned and silly me had my camera in my pocket instead of in the dry bag where it belonged. I was so eager to have shots for you, my dear readers! And so common sense jumped overboard and .... well.... no more camera. The good news is that the only other thing lost was a flotation cushion. And the only thing we broke was a paddle. Not Bill's leg. Though he did think for awhile that he might have. It's just a gash that's really swollen. And I didn't break my leg either....they are just VERY LARGE BRUISES. Which will look really nice this summer with shorts, capri pants, swimsuits.... really ANY summer outfit will be complimented with these bruises! And Zeus did not drown but I'm not sure he trusts us near the water anymore. :-) He was a good canoe dog....he sat quietly in the prow between my legs, shivering.
But after that initial spill we managed to paddle the rest of the river without overturning. We got stuck on rocks a half dozen times, but never overturned. I had fun; it was an adventure. Bill, though he is an adventure racer, was a bit stressed (whitewater isn't his thing.... he did it because he loves me), and of course he was working harder steering in the back. He finally told me, after the broken paddle incident, that I could just sit in the front and look pretty. Ah! Finally something I know how to do! :0)
PS Thanks to Google images and www.gamefishingcharters.com.au/ for the photo. If you're ever in Australia, I'm sure you should go gamefishing with them.