Escargot Build 22

Our first restful night was on the main Skagit just above Mount Vernon. On the way there we stopped in Mount Vernon and discovered a big top circus at the field that boatramp led to! Circus Chimera. I hope to have pictures soon. Alex had never been to a bigtop circus and I hadn’t been to one in years! A perfect way to spend the first afternoon of our trip! We had popcorn, peanuts, cotton candy… and bought a couple of little circus items… junky stuff.. but fun!

Along the way down the North Fork we saw maybe a half dozen boats at docks… none being used. All of them, just about, were of this design. Funny thing. When I show people my boat I can sometimes see them puzzled about the hull shape. “With a shape like that”, they say, “it must be a pig in the water”. To them a boat must look like a mass produced fiberglass boat. It was nice to see that someone who knew river boating thought a hull like mine was the best way to go.


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