The Scholarship Teacher group continued their training with ichthyologist Camm Swift learning how to seine for fish and macro invertebrates. Skills they will take home to their respective schools and teach to their students.
Unfortunately the torrential rains from the previous evening caught some campers off guard, including the youth group and their tents and contents within were completely soaked. However, you would have never guessed that today – with all of the singing that could be heard down the river.
Dog Creek Reservoir, reached from paddling up a small tributary, was an interesting special tour and a refreshing and relatively clean swimming area for those folks who were wary of taking a dip in the Chattahoochee south of Atlanta.
Flowers painted the riverbanks throughout the day’s journey- Swamp Hibiscus, Trumpet Vine, Queen Anne’s Lace – to name a few
Butterflies and dragonflies fluttered from canoe to kayak, looking for a bit of sweet nectar, salts and minerals.
Some lucky paddlers reported seeing beavers and we saw a beautiful Green Heron for the first time on the journey.
The sun’s warmth and wide lazy river lulled some to sleep while adrift.
We arrived sooner than anticipated and headed off to our new home at Newnan High school.
Cedar Creek RV & Outdoor Center set up a 17,000 gallon pool on the square in downtown Newnan for the famous Canoe Tug-o-War; street vendors and non-profits had information booths set up; and a band and DJ entertained the crowd as they boogied down with great enthusiasm.
See y’all tomorrow!
keep on rollin’ down the river~