Howardsville was pleasant as usual on Tuesday afternoon. The Howardsville Ladies Club (the name I gave them) were in their usual perch above the beach with their lawn chairs and snacks and beverages visiting and waiting for the Batteaux to arrive. It was so nice to visit with them again. The rain came in the afternoon and evening and was enough to cool down the camp. The Masonic Lodge made dinners for sale and Wednesday am cooked sausage and egg biscuits for the batteau crews and was very nice.
Wednesday the batteaux made their way to Goosby’s Falls and the Mary Marshall went down one time and then poled back up-river around the island side and ran the rapids again! This is the first time I’ve taken photos of a batteau running the same rapid twice in one day. Andrew Shaw, the new JRBF Chairman, was just showing off but they are good so they can! Lisa B. and the Clifton Lee proceeded to run up on another rock this year and the front of the boat rose up and the look on Lisa’s face was priceless as she inspected the rock. They eventually pushed the boat back up-river slightly and went on their way. This was a nice day on the river.
Tonight in Scottsville the town is preparing for a nice local festival by the river and are looking forward to the batteaux arriving.