The ride to camp is great fun - lots to
look at as the guide maneuvers the boat. Sometimes the river
is several hundred yards wide and other times it is only a few
boat lengths. Most of the time though, it is somewhere between
those two extremes. There is so much to see, we just sat back
and soaked up the beauty this unique area has to offer.
Notice the outboard motor above. Besides
the normal tiller that controls the speed and direction, the
right arm controls a height lever. This allows the driver to
raise and lower the outboard to compensate for river depth.
Sometimes the river is only inches deep, so to keep the prop
from touching bottom, it is raised as needed - while keeping
the speed constant.