Water surged into the radiator grill and was flowing past the vehicle at great speed.
Jonathan Brown and I walked out to the deepest waters on the access road to Tam's Landing. Richard Day had spent the night camping with us in the gravel parking lot. Richard had to drive through the flooded roadway on his way out, which had receded only half an inch or so overnight. Much to my surprise, he made it through.
It was a slow day of paddling. This was the first day with Jonathan. With only 30 miles to paddle in fast waters, there was no need to hurry. Used the time wisely, and took lots of photos and videos, which will be uploaded to this website soon as possible.
Started looking for campsites at 25 miles into the paddle. With high waters, we were not able to stop for lunch or to take any comfort stops. Did everything we could to paddle up the channel to Osceola, AK. Unfortunately, it was not meant to be. The high flood waters were just too swift to paddle against. Finally, after 33 miles, we found this little piece of sand, the first we have seen in many days.
Turns out, unlike last night, there are very few of the blood sucking flies or mosquitoes on this beautiful little beach. Hope you enjoy the videos and images of the day once Internet service is available.
I'm the Grey Beard Adventurer. But you can call me Dale Sanders, and these are my stories.