25 August 2008 at 11:57:00 AM
What an enjoyable experience. We rented a canoe from Rhodes Canoe Rentals, he drove us (and the canoe) down to an entry point on the river and off we went. We did take some sunscreen, me a portable mister, and wore hats. First we paddled up the river towards Granbury. (I need to go back and reread "Goodbye to a River".) Not many places that were actually built by the banks of the river, but that has to do with flooding. Saw huge catfish, minnows, interesting flying birds and something that screeched-maybe it was a type of eagle or hawk? And of course some black buzzards cooling their heels on a bank. Saw one place way up the river, fairly near a gas rig, where somebody had a generator going that was sucking water out of the Brazos. I think that's the person that has a deal with the BRA to capture water and resell it for fraccing. We were told that the same people are the ones that are levelling a spot near the Dinosaurus cafe .. wonder what's going there?
When we turned back south again to follow the river flow towards, say, Waco, we saw a group of fun-loving kids that were out tubing.
There are a few spots, because the river isn't really deep (in fact, if anyone drowned in the river that was an adult, it would be, as Mr. Rhodes said, a case for the sheriff to investigate because it would be strange) where we pulled the canoe over some sand bars or a big pipeline. Fell into the water a few times and it was refreshing.
All that sunblock and NO SUNBURN today! It was really a great time.
Tags: glen rose canoeing brazos river somervell county
Latest Blog Post by salon -Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 1/12/2018-Trump is a Racist
More Posts You Might Enjoy
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for 1/12/2018-Trump is a Racist
From Waco Trib- Have no illusions about the GOP Tax Law
Excellent Editorial from Waco Tribune- Leave Robert Mueller Alone To Finish Investigation
Turk v Ray Reynolds and Somervell County Hospital District Lawsuit Continues -On into 2018 Update
You! Leave a Comment! You Know you Want To!
You must be a registered member to comment on the blog.
Your first post is held pending approval to make sure you're not a spammer bot
Or you can login!
New poster comments are moderated,
meaning they won't show up until approved... or not. Be
patient-we have lives outside this blog, so it might take awhile You
want to be rude? totally stupid? inappropriate? Racist? Bigoted? Flame war baiter? Your
post may be deleted. Spammers or people posting pretend interest
comments but really wanting to hawk their latest book or sell stuff or
govt propaganda flacks won't see their posts published. Comments do not
necessarily reflect the viewpoint of the site owner(salon).
If you have a problem with logging in or registering, please speak up right away. Love your comments. Oh, except spammers
More on commenting