Back from our Fall Ozark Rendezvous. So glad I have less than 2 hrs to drive and not all the way back to Utah and Alaska like some of our friends! Lots of wildlife; we saw eagles, minks, otters, turkey, and a duck I’ve seen in MN, but never seen on the river, a Goldeneye. I wish I’d paddled to the other side of the river and got a decent picture. Thought it was a Wood duck hen and figured I have a hundred photos of them? Took a couple long distance shots, blew them up and promptly kicked myself. Of course, the otters only showed glimpses of themselves in low light so I got the assorted otter tails, blurs, and a head that someone could make a plausible appeal that it was Bigfoot or the Lock Ness Monster (LOL)?
It’s always great to see old friends and meet new ones at the Rendezvous’. So many old friends from the past were remembered fondly. Sure missed you, Sloop, the KY Ed family, PJC, Texaslady and UglyOkie, C.M., Guideboatguy and Rena, Kate, Ginny, tssplash, Jarvis, Barb & Danny, et al that I’m forgetting. And our friends whom have left the campfire down here to wait for us Wgiven and Duluth Moose; you were both there in spirit, and Darryl, I paddled a few miles with that beautiful paddle you made for me. Sorry Walt, but I just don’t think I could expose others to my legs in a kilt, even to honor you!
Here’s a link to some pics: http://www.pbase.com/ozarkpaddler/fall_ozark_rendezvous_2017&view=slideshow