Saturday, May 10
Lower Gray Canyon Campground and the adjacent Swasey’s Beach near Green River, Utah, are a kayak and raft magnet today. The river is high and so are the spirits of these adventurous and fun-loving people who have congregated here, intent on getting the most out of their weekend.
The overcast sky goes unnoticed as they paddle past our campsite located on the bank of the Green River.
I talk briefly with a guy who is camped in a nearby site.
He has a large raft he tows and also a kayak he carries on the roof of his vehice. I ask him if he thinks I could put a kayak on the roof of my van, next to the solar panel. He immediately says I could, using a rack like he has, which is the Thule brand.
I don’t know if I’ll get a kayak or not.
The inflatable “canoe” I have is not as much fun as I thought it would be. Well, it was fun whipping down the Madison River in Montana, except the part where we wrapped around a rock and almost capsized.
On the slower-moving Williamson River in Oregon (below), the inflatable proved to be clumsy and hard to paddle.
If I do get a kayak, I won’t be shooting down the rapids of Green River, I can tell you that!
The crew and I relax at camp all day.
Sightseeing isn’t appealing when the light is poor for photos. I spend a lot of time online. Bridget and Spike are more industrious than I am. They work hard chewing on a beef rib bone.
Spike gnaws until he’s had enough.
Then Bridget has her turn. (She likes Spike to get a bone started for her.)
It’s amazing how well those two get along!
Neither bullies the other. I give most of the credit to Bridget. She’s the one who waits her turn. I don’t think it would work as well if Bridget got first dibs on the bone.
A steady, soft rain begins at sundown.
Rain is in the forecast for tomorrow. The working people with their rafts and kayaks may be disappointed, but for us, it will be another good day.
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