Jon, Sarah, Joe and I all purchased coupons for a 1/2 day of canoeing on the Blue River through Cave Country Canoes. We woke up Saturday morning to a downpour. Despite the weather, we decided to go ahead and do the one hour drive to Milltown, Indiana. Right as we were about to arrive, the clouds started to disappear and blue skies were peeking through. We pulled up at Cave Country Canoes to see way more people than we had expected. The weather certainly had not kept anyone from enjoying the day.
We signed the paperwork and were informed that the water levels were low. We selected our vests and paddles and went outside to wait for the bus. A total of 53 people took the bus trip down to the starting point for the day.
The trip started out nice, but as we progressed further, the water level decreased to the point where it was only a few inches deep. We had to use our paddles to push our way through at certain spots. Jon had to get out and physically push or pull our canoe through several times. It was exhausting, especially for him!
We stopped a little over half way through the trip for lunch. Sandwiches, hummus, home made bread and rice krispie treats.
The rest of the trip was more of the same. The water level was never constant. We still managed to have a great time. I think we are all looking forward to going back on a day when the water levels are a bit more conducive for canoeing.