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.

12 comments:

jayfish said...

sorry about the camera! at least it turned out to be a good day...

Susanne B. said...

Sorry about both the camera and the spill, Beth. Sounds like a nice day otherwise, Mrs. Lincoln..... :P

SusansPlace said...

Sorry about the camera but it makes a great story. ;-)

Susan

TiaDavidandourLittleChickens said...

how do you have me laughing and feeling anguish for you at the same time?!?!

Scrivener said...

Oh no!

Carol said...

Not fun to lose your nice camera, but it is sort of funny. :)

Ampersand said...

oh, dear. so glad the camera was the only casualty of the canoe trip.

Sandie said...

Your lost camera story is a lot more interesting than mine :) I am glad everyone is ok, if a a bit battered.

clever[art] said...

Gotta agree with the others, great story. So sorry though about losing your camera.

Sandy said...

Sorry about losing your camera. :( Sounds like a good adventure though!

MaryD said...

oh my goodness!

julieunplugged said...

Yes! Great strategy. What a legitimate way to lose the camera and find a reason for that D-80! Bravo.

And fun idea to white water raft. Yikes!