Time to get out the gear for the spring trip which begins a week from Saturday. Going from top to bottom in the photograph above you'll see clothes (Northface Paramount pants and World Wide Sportsman angler shirts), hypothermia kit (the yellow bag), brand new alpine bivy (warranty replacement from OR, the old one was beginning to delaminate, tiny blisters in the bottom panel that were cracking and allowing moisture in), brand new full length self-inflating sleeping pad (last year's model bought on discount, I'm good at being cheap) and sleeping bag. Off to the left are notebooks and food.
I'll put in at Potters Marine - X marks the spot - on North Creek just off the Pamlico River. Where will I go? Depends on which way the wind blows.