And the romantic notion that mistletoe always brings to mind.
Fallen trees provide great fishing ground and there were a few boats on the river. They were busy catching fish but when the engine conked out they asked if they could help. We didn't need them but it was so kind of them to offer assistance.
Our guide showed us where a Civil War battle was fought on the river. The Union troops brought in gunboats to try and shell out the Confeds who were on the hill. Gee, I hope I get correct what little I retained from his story. I had not brought a pad and pen with me, much to my sorrow, for there was much to learn and absorb. This was the battle of Crumpler's Bluff. Today it is a very peaceful place and I enjoyed hearing about the battle.
I am so thankful that I got to view some of God's beauty, Blackwater River, right here in my own back yard. Thank you, Jeff, for a fantastic trip!