Temps actually hit 70 degrees up around Boston yesterday, and were in the mid 60’s down in RI. I had to stay local, and saw a trip on my club’s message board for the Hunt River in East Greenwich, RI. Never been there, so decided to join in.
The Hunt River twists and turns through a huge wetland that is part of the Davis Memorial Wildlife Refuge – a 94-acre Audubon property. We paddled upstream against a strong wind and a surprisingly strong current. It was an uneventful trip until I decided to get out of my boat to take some pictures. I stepped out on an island that appeared to be solid ground, and immediately sank in the muck up to my knees. As I tried to turn around to get back in the boat I sank up to my thighs, and then my waist - I know because the zipper on my drysuit wasn’t closed all the way, and that water is COLD! Fortunately, Danny came to the rescue before things got too out of hand, and I managed to get back into the boat without tipping Danny over too.
Fun trip. Few more pictures here: