Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Stand Up.... on a weed raft?

The other day we had extremely high tides due to the summer equinox. When we get high tides the marshes flood and the result of ' nature's filter system' is it flushes out the old. The old dead marsh grass forms rafts that float with the tide. When I was paddling these rafts look like dark icebergs floating bye so I decided to check them out. One huge weed raft was 2-3 ft thick. I decided to paddle up on it and realized I was able to stand on the Weed Raft. Pretty cool being supported by clumps of weed floating at a 3 to 4 knot tide drift.
Wonder if Native Americans did this in their day utilizing these rafts for transportation ?

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