Originally Posted by TBird1610
Great Five, now I have that to think about as well.
Was running the ICW out of Matagorda yesterday and going East behind a barge. There was one tied up on the right bank (couldn't go right) and one coming three barges wide and nosing at us. Normally I would have just blown by but the wife was with me and I didn't feel like a lecture. I slowed and stayed behind until the oncoming barge passed. It was amazing and a bit scary to watch. I swear it looked like they passed within 15 feet of each other.
It can get tight out there.
Always trying to keep people thinkin'!
Over in Matagorda for sure, and there is always a ton of barge traffic...at least the times I've been there. That was a smart move, I just wish I had the patience to wait.
The timing of the thing was just so perfect, I mean we were just in the perfect spot, only about 100ft long when the water got sucked out. I've had that happen to me in the kayak...but not running at 30mph in a boat!