Sunday, July 02, 2006
Waccasassa Adventure Chapter One: We Arrive
On Friday, I shanghied a crew to man my long boat and we left for a raiding party on the Wild Waccasassa River. Our first stop was a tiny trading post near Gulf Hammock. We did some trading for provisions, the natives seemed eager for our shiny baubles, and we needed their "Ade de Gator"...a locally created liquid refreshment.
Right from the start, I could see these two greenhorns would need training if they were to be called, "crew". I caught the girly one slipping and falling in this shot. Who knew muddy boat ramps were slippery?
My work was cut out for me.
Eventually, after repeatedly instructing, " No, the wide end of the paddle goes in the water!" we were underway. There was no turning back now...