There is a sort of "peninsula" that juts out in the middle of the river. During the spring and fall the swamp grass and cattails grow really well here. Now, the grasses look burnt to a crisp. I was pretty excited about this because RNH and I were able to wade through the river, to the peninsula, and across to the sandy bank on the other side. I have never been on the other side of the river and I have always wanted to check it out. Finally I had my chance!
Once we got across we checked out the field beyond the river. Standing on the other side of the river didn't give me quite the thrill I was thinking it would. I was imagining a small farm house on the other side, and could even imagine an old lady that lived in it. She is lonely and wants some young people to visit her. She would be a wealth of knowledge in farming and cooking the best stuff I'd ever tasted. She would want us to bring the boat down to the river so we could visit her often. RNH might even build a bridge for us to walk over easily. But that's just silly. Its a field. And yes, there is a farm house, but I already knew that. And if we ever tried to walk up there and meet our neighbors, we run the risk of getting shot! I think I'll pass on meeting the old granny I imagined being up there!
Thankfully RNH is "packin" and he feels its necessary for him to go first and protect me from any big scary monsters. Or slithery monsters! And of course I don't mind this at all, and he gets the brunt of all the hanging spider webs! He bravely trudges in and I follow. We don't hear a sound (as in slithering noises that snakes make!) although, with the waist-high grasses and the noises we're making, I doubt we'd be able to hear them if they were there!
We were surprised to see all of these changes, and were just hoping that the people on the other side of the river don't interfere with our hunting this fall! Hopefully they'll just be some rednecks like us trying to get a meal and having a fun time while doing it! Maybe we can make friends with them and they'll let us use their 4-wheelers! Now that would be ideal!