It was the nicest day you could ask for this late in the season. I’ve been really anxious to get back out into the swamp, so today I seized the opportunity. The tide got really low, so there was lots of exposed mud, and I spent as much time as I could, enjoying it.
I paddled to my favorite spot with the thickest mud. I wish I had someone with me, recording the behind the scenes action, because the adventure started well before the camera started rolling. I was going to set up a tripod and camera to get a shot of me, paddling in, but when I got out of the boat where I thought the mud was shallow, I sank right up to my waist. That wasn’t the plan.
The first video clip I shot was one in which I got stuck and slowly sank up to my shoulders. The main section of that video is out of focus, so I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it. The image on the right is from the last scene in that story.
When I finished being stuck … and the struggle was real, too … I stripped down to my black briefs and wallowed for a while. I was going to enjoy what time I had, as long as the sun was warm and the tide was low.
Someday, there will be at least one video from this trip. I’m not sure when I’ll have time to edit and publish a video, but at least I don’t have to wait for perfect weather and a low tide. 🙂