Overnight Trip Up the Creek

Posted by on January 29, 2024

I decided to take advantage of some mild weather and go for a much needed kayaking and camping trip on January 26. I didn’t know exactly where I was going to go or when I was going to return. I left everything open ended. I packed enough food and water for a few days and I took pretty much everything I could need to explore the swamp and shoot video.

I didn’t really have a low tide during daylight hours. The tide was getting low as the sun was setting, and it was warm enough that I wasn’t cold, in spite of the cold water I was wading in. I explored the swamp until it was about to get dark, then I found a beautiful spot to set up my campsite for the night.

I enjoyed a beautiful night in the woods. There was a mostly clear sky and a nearly full moon, and the temperature was very mild for winter. It was so warm, the mosquitoes were out. I did have insect repellent in my gear, but I really didn’t expect to need it in January.

Below is a short video from my adventure in the swamp. It is mostly outtakes, but you get the idea. Since the tide wasn’t low until after dark, there wasn’t really an opportunity for me to get into any really deep mud, but the water was probably still too cold for a swim, anyway.

2 Responses to Overnight Trip Up the Creek

  1. Dolphin

    Hello Doug…

    Seems we have the beginnings of a 10 day (or more) dry, warming trend here. This recent storm registered just over 11″ for a storm total. That is a record for my gauge since I started keeping track in 1990. The video log of your trip was interesting, especially your sinking in the red brief…I do hope there is a video in the works that shows us the whole sink.

    • mudbondage

      I was wondering how all that rain was going to affect your muddy spots. It looks like I’m going to have a mild weekend, but the tides are all wrong, and they’ve been running a foot higher than normal this week.

      I plan to publish some video when I get a chance. I suppose I should do that soon.

      Great to hear from you! I hope you are doing well.

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