Sunday, February 23, 2014

Malumghat River Boating Experience

Last week the group of us (Holly, Trent, Natasha & Jon) went out on the river for a fun afternoon of boating.  Unfortunately we encountered a few issues during our short adventure.  After getting out on the river not even half a kilometer the outboard motor on the boat decided to go for a swim, so we were floating down the river without an engine.  Thankfully a few local fishermen were in the area and able to haul it out of the 8' of water and mud.
Jon motoring along about 30 seconds before the motor pulled off

Some local fishermen fishing out the engine

Trent poling back to the dock. When the tide is going in there is always a bit of a sludge on the water close to the boat launch.

The workshop was able to get a second older engine put on the boat. This engine was able to get out a few kilometers down the river before quitting on us. After attempting to get the engine working again for 15 minutes we basically gave up for the day and walked back along the side of the river and had the workshop tow the boat back for us.

Waiting for engine #2.  A group of curious kids gather to see what's happening

Back on the river again.. at least for a few minutes

Walking back along the riverbank

Natasha taking a photo with a few local girls that chased them along the river

It was still a very beautiful sunny day, just not as relaxing as we had expected....


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