Swamp Seasons

Though not precisely the same place, the swamp I’ve recently bushwhacked is only about a quarter mile upstream from the place Mak and I explored in August of 2014. At the time I posted a zoomed out shot of this. Mak had to swim some places; I was thigh deep in water and muck.img_1849-2Despite the heat and humidity, the mosquitoes and ticks, despite the poison ivy and spider webs in my face, it was a great afternoon of adventuring!img_1836Standing in calf deep mud, sticky with sweat and bugs, enables one to see unspoiled parts of the world no one else sees.img_1842Yesterday our hazards were thorny apple spines, thin ice, mud, grape vine tangles, rusty barbed wire and concertina-like thorns.img_2276But the ice made it possible for us to see places we’d otherwise likely not visit… at least not easily.img_2245We got stuck a few times and had to backtrack.img_2357I put my boot through a beaver dam into the water and Mak sank up to his floor boards, but it was continuous fun!

12 thoughts on “Swamp Seasons

  1. Seems like quite an adventure! What a lovely way to spend the day 🙂
    And that line – “Standing in calf deep mud, sticky with sweat and bugs, enables one to see unspoiled parts of the world no one else sees.”- was a beautiful piece of writing! To more adventures and many interesting posts, cheers!

    1. Gators? They’re wimpy and docile; it’s the salties we watch for. Salties are salt water crocs that survive in brackish water… Ha! just kidding. There’s nothing more nefarious than ticks in my area! 🙂

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