Much of the Southeast has had a much needed rainy springtime. Here in central Virginia, it has rained for 14 days in the past three weeks, with some particularly heavy storms since the weekend. After three years of drought no one is complaining, especially us paddlers. My favorite little whitewater run on the Appomattox River near the town of Matoaca hasn’t had much more than a foot of water in its banks since last spring. Just a trickle weaving its way between the rocks, barely enough to get your feet wet.
I just checked the gage and it’s at six-and-a-half feet. Most of the rivers around here empty pretty fast. I may have to take the afternoon off.
Gene Austin - Ridin' Around In The Rain.mp3
We miss "The Mayor of MacDougal Street."