You've also got about the easiest hitch-hiking shuttle I know of on that stretch. If you're more clean cut than Charles Manson, you can just stand on the road with a PFD or a paddle in one hand and your thumb out with the other. Usually takes less than 10 minutes to catch a ride.
Nothing in the world is more yielding and gentle than water. Yet it has no equal for conquering the resistant and tough. The flexible can overcome the unbending; the soft can overcome the hard. - Lao Tse