Driftwood roundup …


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Originally uploaded by Suffering the Benz

It was beautiful on Sunday, so we took the bowrider out for a while to motor around Fort Loudon Lake. After picking up Tom and Jenny, we spotted an amazing piece of driftwood on the inside corner of Park’s Bend.

Tom is an avid driftwood collector, and his efforts have resulted in one of the coolest railings I’ve ever seen. When he saw this piece floating in the lake, he knew he had to grab it. But there was an iceberg effect going on here, with only a small part of the wood poking above the surface. We couldn’t pull it aboard. So we lassoed it with a line and pulled it back to Tom’s dock at idle speed.

Once we got it ashore, we realized it was even larger than we’d thought. Can’t wait till it dries out and Tom incorporates it into his driftwood magnum opus …