Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Day 3 - Ship of Fools
The weather was dicey most of the day, we were blown off the water at one point with dropping clouds lightening and torrential rain; No worries though, today was the day of the fool - it was my birthday.
The day is a bit of a blur with all the rain; but we did make time to play in the mud, the crossing of Platte Bay, the fluttering green flag that looked like a signal mirror 2 miles out, the ominous Doppler ball that haunted me for 12 hours and that greeting we all dread coming off the water - when the ranger says, "Welcome, (not) you can't stay here"
Fortunately our intrepid land crew has found the Platte River Campground with all the amenities; we even scored a group site that reminded me of a theater in the round with platforms to pitch tents and an awesome fire pit.
But the highlight for me was the crew found the time to get a birthday cake, card and presents! The topper was a great bottle of wine, Label reading "Ship of Fools" - too funny...
to be continued...