Archive for category: Riverkeeper Report

June 28th Through 30th Blackwater Trip

01 Jul
July 1, 2009

Freezing Deer, Spirit of Moonpie and I stayed on the Nottoway the 28th through the 30th below the VDGIF ramp at Hercules. The water was a tad bit high but clear and nice. Trash was light and we saw no water quality issues. I did not take my water testing equipment but I believe the dissolved oxygen level must have been pretty low because we caught a lot of mud-gappers and they tolerate those conditions well.
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June 21st Through The 23rd Blackwater Trip

23 Jun
June 23, 2009

Spirit of Moonpie & I spent the 21st through the 23rd on the Blackwater above the Steel Bridge Rt. 603.
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June 1st Through The 3rd Nottoway Trip

04 Jun
June 4, 2009

I spent the 1st through the 3rd on the Nottoway above Cypress Bridge this week. The water was 6 ft. on the USGS gauge, fast, clear and 79 degrees. Trash was not too bad. I picked up a full bag of which a lot were glass bottles.
I had Moonpie cremated so I took her ashes with me on this trip. There are several beaches on this part of the river that were some of her favorite places. So I stopped at these spots and turned her loose one more time. I actually did this without crying and really felt an odd sense of happiness come over me after releasing her. I felt like she was suddenly really there right beside me again on the river. I had no idea at that moment just how true that feeling would turn out to be.
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Blackwater 18th Through 20th Trip

21 May
May 21, 2009

I spent three days on the Blackwater below Franklin the 18th through the 20th. The water was clear and fast. Air temps ranged from 44 to 72 degrees, perfect camping weather.
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April 24th Through 26th Blackwater Trip

26 Apr
April 26, 2009

Moonpie & I spent the 24th through the 26th on the Blackwater below Franklin. The water was 62 degrees and a tad high. The weather was beautiful but boy was it hot!!!
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February 24th Through 26th Blackwater Trip

26 Feb
February 26, 2009

Moonpie & I spent the 24th through the 26th on the Blackwater above Joyner’s Bridge. The water was clear and 42 degrees.
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February 6th Through The 9th Nottoway Trip

11 Feb
February 11, 2009

Moonpie and I spent the 6th through the 9th on the Nottoway below the VDGIF ramp at Delaware. The water was 38 degrees and air temps ranged from 23 to 70 degrees.
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January 22 through 24th Blackwater Trip

24 Jan
January 24, 2009

I AM BACK !! Moonpie and I spent the 22 through the 24th on the Blackwater below Franklin. This was our first trip out since Moonpie getting lost last trip and then me breaking my leg.

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Thank You!

26 Nov
November 26, 2008

Well since it is Thanksgiving I want to give thanks for all the wonderful cards, letters, food, words of encouragement and e-mails I have received since I broke my leg.
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Moonpie Recovered

31 Oct
October 31, 2008

On October the 13th Moonpie and I headed to the Blackwater and camped upriver from Joyners Br. It was a great three day trip with us catching plenty of fish, picking up plenty of trash and us having our usual great trip.

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