We stealth camped last night about 6 miles outside of Carrabelle. It was a nice spot but the sand fleas were out in force. Seems like they laugh at DEET.
We woke up to a low tide and had to drag our yaks several hundred feet out in order to get enough depth to float. It was very shallow along the route in spots. Many times we ran aground and had to monkey crawl our boats off the sandy bottom.
Of course the wind was in our face. So frustrating. We end up laughing off the pain. Why complain?
Then we spot the channel leading into Carrabelle- the Crooked River. Paddling was nice. No wind and a flood tide!
We meet up with a local paddler and his wife Tom and Katy Herzog at the C- Quarters marina. They take us to the Carrabelle Junction restaurant for lunch and good conversation. Tom also shares his knowledge of the Big Bend area. It was a great help. Thanks Tom and Katy.
We also meet Christina Saunders. She has land along the River and has allowed is to camp there tonight. Thanks so much!
Tomorrow we head up the Crooked River and into the gates of Tate’s Hell. Good chance of spotting black bear on this leg of the trip.
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