Low Impact Swamping?

Posted by on August 16, 2017

Low impact swamping? I am not sure if there is such a thing as swamping without physically exerting one’s self, but I did my best to take it easy. I’m finding that breaking the grip of thick mud is murder.

I took my 43 pound (19.5kg), 12 ft (3.7 m) solo, canoe because it is my lightest boat. Loading and launching the boat, and paddling 2 miles was nearly enough for me. I almost didn’t even get muddy, but I wasn’t sure when I’d get another chance.

So, I found a spot where I could easily get into the mud and I took the plunge. It wasn’t long before my mud-lust kicked in. I think I strained something… I have physical therapy tomorrow… This probably won’t end well.

I took some still photos and shot some video. You can see some of the still photos in this post. I know it’s hard to believe, but they are really me, and they were taken on August 16, 2017. I’ve been working hard to stay in shape while I’m unable to engage in my usual misadventures.

Leave a Reply