Last week's run on the New was great....a few pics
Fishing at Fries
20 miles, and a rain storm later we put in at Foster Falls having run the upper staircase. The New is now 6 feet above normal, and cranking at 8k CFS.
The Mill Race at Foster...seldom runnable at low water
Need to unpin a boat on the river, or any time an off axis pull is required, a self equalizing anchor system is ideal.
To begin, about 15 feet of static line will be required. The minimum diameter is 10.5mm.
To tie this anchor is fairly simple, as everyone can tie this knot (a overhand, aka, a...
From Ralph Lane's journal (1584) he details his journey on the Chowanoac (now Chowan river).
In his notes he mentions a village called the "blind Towne" called by the Chowanoacs, Ooanoke.
For the most part these "Townes" were located on or near the rivers that flowed into Albermarle Sound...
A hidden jewel of a canoeing park in the Albemarle region of North Carolina, located in Gates County (36° 25' 52.75" N 76° 41' 52.15" W)
The park's new ramp. No more mud in the boat. Nice!
The Way In
A Wall of Cypress
Blue Flags (Iris)
The Path Ahead
Man of War Rig
My advance anchor for river rescue work which consist of a grapevine knot that creates an adjustable loop, a figure 8 knot single bight, and a tensionless coil. The system works best using 10 to 12 feet of 10mm kernmantle static line, and using a rope thimble snugged into the...
Tomorrow's the day I'll be making a big batch for the larder....
here's the recipe
From Bradford Angier's Wilderness Cookery (1961)...quoting
The sugar maple grows only in North America. Like all green trees, it mysteriously changes water and carbon dioxide into sugar. So exceptional...