|Unloading boats for the first time. Good practice run.|
|On the water at last!!!|
It was really refreshing for a hot day. The canoe back to the can seemed quicker than the way up. Thunder had roared in and forced us back to camp.
|Scenery along the James upriver of Reusens Mill dam, with paddling practice taking place in the foreground.|
When we reached camp, we found a hellgramite, an insect that is the larval form of a Dobsonfly, in Chardonnay, Madalyn and Keyri’s tent. These insects only live in fresh, good quality water, which is good news for us.
|A hellgramite (larval form of dobsonfly) on its way from tent back to river.|
For dinner we had Thai food, prepared by camp chefs Michael, Will and Kendal. We were rushed because the storm was beginning. There was a huge roar of thunder and a striking line of lightning. To end the day, we shared our roses and thorns, or high and low points of the day. After that, Day 2 of the James River Expedition was over. Tomorrow we pack up camp and start our real journey!
By: Vicky and Madalyn