Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Fun on the Flint River
We learned several things on the recent Flint River canoe trip: First, that you don't have to have as many people at the take-out as at the put-in. We started with six, but only ended with five! Second, gar fish make lots of noise when they are mating. Third, Joe is a pretty good fisherman. He caught two types of bass, two types of bluegill, and a crappie. Fourth, Mississippi Kites are fun to watch as they soar overhead. And the fifth thing that we learned on this trip was that when you are confronted by the owner of the land adjacent to the sandbar that you have already put up your tents upon...a smile, a polite attitude, and a few "yes Sirs"; and he just might invite you to take some his wood for your campfire! Overall, it was a great trip.