The “River Rats” from Carrboro, NC and around gathered for our 22nd annual winter trip. We go and camp in early January to a swamp in eastern NC and explore in small boats the many rivers and swamps. We pick a landing to put in and travel usually up river, until we find a suitable spot to tent sleep and camp for a long weekend. This year we had 21 campers, 8 boats and 3 dogs. It was a blast. One of our crew brought a thermometer to check the cold temperature, only to find it was “stuck” on 5 degrees! We had to peel our eggs before we could scramble them….We saw hawks, king fishers, egrets, swans, ducks geese, and even an eagle! The Trent River in Pollocksville, NC is not to be missed!

“Cold Play Tale” from Don Basnight