Giving credit, (and not a few praiseworthy strokes to ensure "domestic tranquility") where it's due, I have the honor to report that at the deft and gracious hands of Freestone, Lady Tandy completed her very first "moving water" float in her Watermaster, dominating the raging Methow River yesterday. We floated from Winthrop to Twisp, which was a huge distance, especially for a first time-out trip. It's 11 road miles between the two towns I think, and the river's definitely further than that! Her Ladyship quickly grasped the concepts of shuttling away from problems, setting up for a run in fast water, and working eddies, and proceeded to have a blast on her first float! I began to realize that i could trust the lines she picked through the skinny water and the rock gardens, so quickly and thoroughly did she grasp the fundamentals! Great thanks to Freestone for taking us on this trip, even though we're both trashed this morning (my arms are shredded), and for turning us onto the bakery in Twisp! Unfortunately, as is my usual practice, the doofus left the stupid camera in the truck... I've just never been a shutterbug! We caught some nice fish, learned a great stretch of river, even saw a mule deer doe with 3 fawns that couldn't have been over two weeks old. Triplets isn't something you see often in the mule deer world.