Dear Mr. Dave Frank:
The material loss was just shy of total (certain folks on the river immediately after us, and on the banks below, were stellar in salvaging a little of the gear). The First Mate and I, however, did not lose one another---Thank God. She is of hearty soul and spirit, with tremendous fortitude.
---As to your second question? At this juncture, Iím not sure either of us will ever boat again. ---Or, if so, in what capacity. The river has been my life ---not hers.
Her ammo can was strapped to the right running board and was lost.
My objective here is to bear down and get the story told. Hopefully readers will benefit from the telling. And finally, I hope to post some of my own reflections as to how and why this happened.
My best to you and to yours, and to all the great folks out there who make up the larger river community.