Holton Creek to Dowling Park River Camp, Suwannee River –DB Marsh 2022-03-23

Update 2022-03-28: Peacock Springs to Suwannee, FL, Suwannee River 2022-03-28.

He’s made it to Dowling Park River Camp on the Suwannee River: Danny “DB” Marsh on his thousand mile loop from Fernandina Beach and back. When he gets cell service, he updates his website.

[Big Shoals, Woods Ferry, Eddies, Holton Creek River Camp]
Big Shoals, Woods Ferry, Eddies, Holton Creek River Camp

He’s having the usual kind of river misadventures. This is an example of why it’s usually not a good idea to boat alone.

About 1 AM it was about time to make camp. I pulled up to a steep bank next to the I-75 Bridge. I stepped off the kayak onto what I thought was a white sand bank. It was not sand at all, but very slippery white clay. My feet went out from under me and in the next instant I was swimming.

Now the night was not so warm. I made camp in record time and eventually got warm again. It was then that I realized that my camera which was in a pouch on my belt was also soaked. As I write this, I am still trying to revive it.

That night also had a cruel sense of irony. My glasses, which were so important to take on day 1, were also lost in my swim. They were on a lanyard around my neck, but it was a regular occurrence for them to come off it.

He posted a video of himself at Big Shoals.

[Portage around this]
Portage around this

He was prudent to portage around this.

[DB Marsh at Big Shoals]
DB Marsh at Big Shoals

Everybody likes the River Camps on the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail (SRWT).

[Woods Ferry River Camp]
Woods Ferry River Camp

He posted a video of the sorts of eddies you get at bends in the river, which is why you can’t just nap down the river: it turns you around.

[Eddies]
Eddies

And here’s how you get up to Holton Creek River Camp.

[Holton Creek River Camp]
Holton Creek River Camp

He logs where he is now on his log book, which is in his website www.gaiaventures.org.

He is fundraising, and he says he will divide the funds among the Waterkeepers of Florida.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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