Float Report , Lumber River Nov. 13,2004
- Today eight paddlers and three dogs braved the cold morning air to
paddle the Lumber from Princess Anne Landing to Fair Bluff. Bob
Guckel and Rudy Floyd showed up but decided it was too cold to
float. Rudy, however helped by doing a shuttle for us. Since there
were too many drivers for Rudy's car Grant Florian took some of the
drivers back to the put in. Thanks to you both.At about 11:15 we
put in the river under dark clouds and chilly winds. Good current
and a tail wind helped us make very good time. We stopped at Big
Sandy Ridge Landing where we ate lunch under a shelter where there
was a picnic table and chairs. It was still cold and cloudy at lunch
time. But shortly after we put back in the river the sun came out.
Then it got warmer. We took another break at "turtle landing". By
then it was nice and sunny.
The group arrived at Fair Bluff at about 3:45 PM . Paddlers on this
trip were Jim DePree, Tom, Mary, and Grant Florian with "Conan": Jim
and Mia McDermott, with "Mazie" and "Schmidt"; Omer Register, and
Marshall Thompson , the trip leader who feeling his old age, was
last to the takeout. Thanks to both Jims for their help today.