Tuesday, September 15, 2009

8.5 mile river run

DW and I took a boat ride down the local river. I got some fishing in, and caught and released two native rainbow trout, no steelies. Saw lots of salmon spawning. DW has been wanting to do this for a number of years. It was a perfect day to do so. We had a great day, and now, we're both rather tired, so I'm going to dump photos and go.




Memphis MOJO said...

Nice shots.

I'd love to have been on that trip. In your photos, I see rapids (or whitewater or whatever it's called), was it nerve wracking or just exhilerating?

bastinptc said...

There were a few runs of rapids but nothing of a size where I feared the boat tipping over. Huge boulders were an issue but the helmsman is a master (been doing it for 40 years). We did get a little wet sitting up front. The average speed of the river is 4 mph.

I'm still mulling over a blow-by-blow account of the day.

TenMile said...

Good stuff.