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Underwater!

Indian Island in the center of the backwaters of Lake Hartwell is almost underwater. We paddled out to it recently and just sat and talked about all that has happened over the past year. This time last June, I was clueless about having cancer. The discovery and the operation hit just after July 4! Then [...]

2018 Tugaloo River Paddle

Last year, I had no way of knowing whether I would be able to paddle The Tugaloo River History Tour this year or not. A serious brush with cancer, chemo treatments, and recovery (that I'm still going through) zapped my strength. But guess what? I kept paddling through! Perfect Days are never perfect but [...]

Longnose Falls

We were able to paddle out from a friend's house on the back or head waters of Lake Hartwell. Really, this and the Tugaloo River is the very beginning of the Lake. Yesterday, the temperatures were warm enough but the wind was, once again, ruthless! It seems like every time we paddle, we are paddling [...]

What’s the big deal? Plenty!

Some people may ask, "What's the big deal? You go out on the river all the time with your kayak." But recently and especially over the last nine months, I haven't. In fact, this is the first time the kayak has hit the water since my operation and cancer diagnosis. In the beginning I was [...]

From Here to There and Back Again

This was the first day we have paddled just over a week ago, and we wanted to explore the lake before the levels increase. Notice the shoreline in this photo; Lake Hartwell is struggling to get past the major decline from an almost year-long drought. All the rocks behind Pat are usually underwater but you [...]