build a dory, it was simply to enjoy building yet another boat, help a favorite river friend, and bring some complimentary skills and experience to the build team. I didn't have any expectation that I'd have an opportunity to share in the boat's maiden trip. When an opportunity to join the trip opened up about three weeks ago, BJ encouraged me to jump at the chance even when she had no interest in seeing the canyon from the water. 280 river miles over 25 days through one of the seven natural wonders of the world!
Big Water, Little Boats" as well as the best of the Grand Canyon river guide books. He is a font of knowledge and stories and experience.
BJ and I as well as a couple others who are going on our trip went to dinner with the group for their last supper at Cliff Dweller's Lodge. Good food and great conversations.
Tomorrow is rigging day for our group.