BF Skinner once said all learning is a series of successive approximations. It’s true especially on this paddle expedition.
Your course is constantly being adjusted. Maneuvering around the shallows and oyster beds here is as like a navigational art form. Funny when you see the local fishermen darting their boats around. They know the proper course.
It turned out to be another GPS reliant day. We tried to stop at Shired Camp site for lunch but got hung up in massive oyster beds. Yikes!
Instead we diverted to an opposite shore point. There, Gus treated us to flatbread and peanut butter.
Off again to our next landmark- Cat Island. We are suppose to find Salt Creek and follow it to the restaurant in Suwannee where Carol West will meet us. The channel markers here are very deceiving. After consulting a Top Spot fishing chart and GPS we finally get pointed in the right direction.
Almost as soon as we land Carol finds us. Also Leroy Harmon, an 81 year old paddle legend shows up. We secure the kayaks and Carol drives us to a house we will stay at. After washing our clothes Leroy comes by and takes us to dinner courtesy of the Suwannee Chamber of Commerce. So nice. Thank you!
We are beat. Early to bed, early to rise. We have an 18 mile paddle to Cedar Key tomorrow.
Marc and Jim