The last time I got out to the swamp, it was August 14 and we had gotten 1.8″ (4.5 cm) of rain the day before. I was so excited about getting out to the swamp, I didn’t even consider the previous day’s rainfall, which I had recorded on my calendar just 12 hours before.
I paddled around on the creek for a while to see how low the tide would get. It stopped dropping about 6″ short of what would have been a good low tide and as soon as it stopped going out, the water level started to rise very quickly. I was dressed for an explorer video, with boots and jeans. I didn’t find any good mud, but I definitely did not go home without getting wet. I took some time to walk in the creek, shoot some “clean” video, and just enjoy the cool water. The water is fresh and cool after a heavy rain. I went in up to my shoulders. I find it erotic to wear tight, wet jeans, so the trip wasn’t without joy.
Sadly, that was the last time I managed to get out on the creek at low tide. I’ve had a couple other trips scheduled and they were both cancelled due to rain. We’ve had about 2″ (5 cm) of rainfall per week, lately, and it always seems to rain the day before or the day of an exploitable low tide.
So, I’m making this post to let everyone know I’m not dead, and I’m leaving you with some lame photos of me in my kayak. This time of year is usually like this, so I am not surprised. I hate to see summer drawing to a close, again. If it were up to me, it would be warm all year ’round. (Don’t worry, there are still 2 good months of mudding left, but it will begin cooling off, soon.)
I’m sure I have some unpublished video I can release. I’ve been busy with administrative busywork for the past few weeks. I’ve missed a couple good sinking days because of meetings and appointments. Life has a way of getting in the way, sometimes. I hope everyone is well. Don’t forget to say hello. I always love to hear from you!