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Another canoe trip on the Current River with Steve and Barbara

We chose another beautiful day for a canoe trip down the Current River.  We were here last in the fall of 2007, and are wondering why it's taken us so long to make this trip again.  This time there were a few more people on the river but it was still a quiet and relaxing experience.  We had lots of food and drink with us and we took our time for this eight mile float.  We would stop and rest on some of the gravel bars or slow to look at some of the wildlife along the river.  Barbara is advocating a longer trip next time and doesn't want to wait another nine months to do it.  I'm all for it!
The Current River is one of Missouri's three "Scenic Rivers", and well worth the 2.5 hour drive from the city.

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Our starting point was Cedar Grove. The destination was Aker's Ferry, an eight mile float.
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A quiet stretch along the river. Recent heavy rains left the river a little high and the foilage along the stream lush and green.
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Our first stop along one of the many gravel bars. We always take plenty of food and drink because being on the water builds both thirst and appetite.
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Steve is a thirsty man. Here with a 16 ounce beverage can. We take no glass, only cans, and are always careful to police our area. Shame on anyone that would spoil these beautiful waterways.
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Steve's thirst has doubled! Well, not really! He is merely holding Barbara's beer while she is digging rocks out of her shoes.
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Speaking of rocks! Barbara threw quite a few of them, shown here perfecting her stone skipping technique. She managed to hit two of us (minor flesh wounds) and a that couple trying to get by us unharmed.
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Coasting along a quiet stretch of the river.
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Yet another rest stop. Our trip was five hours long which included the three stops we made.
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Barbara picks up her stone skipping. Cherie and Steve clear the area while I take this picture from a safe distance with a telefoto lens
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Moses Perlow leading his people to the promise land. "Let my people float".