Originally Posted by codprawn
We are lucky to get 5' but as you go further West it gets much better - the amount of sand and silt the river carries down is amazing - probably enough to build every house in the world.
I did notice the ice - and the water looks like gin - all you need now is some tonic!!!
Cod, I remember you mentioning the challenges with that river of yours, and my looking at the area on Google Earth. I wondered how often you change your impellers... you must suck a huge amount of sand through your engines!
I am just back from a dive trip in Utila, Honduras where I debated the merits of diving in 39F water with a crowd that had never been in anything colder than about 80F. Certainly having the ability to hand a bag of beer over the side to chill to perfection for post-dive rehydration is bonus. (Of course you Brits wouldn't understand that...
TB, it's nice to have another northern diver on here. The lakehead is about the only place on the Lakes I have yet to make it to... it's a long haul from here. I get to Whitefish every couple of years, but Isle Royale has been on my TDL for a decades...
One of the guys I met in Utila was from Thunder Bay, but he never dove there... wussy...