Notes from the river, May 18, 2021.
Ten years ago, my writing buddy Tom Biglione was my indulgent and loyal expert river-man and racing canoeist. I’ve again asked for his help in taking another trip. There’s so much to understand: hydro-geology, geology, geomorphology, botany, fisheries, zoology for starters. I can only begin to scratch at this again, to try to comprehend what’s under the surface, what we can’t perceive from the banks. I can only approach this as an observant artist, a listener, a recorder–and find the people who know, from paddlers to the experts.
Boils and whirlpools