This has become exploring the creek rather than paddling the marsh, but we did reach the point where we were blocked by fallen logs. My buddy was desperate to explore the water beyond, but we decided it didn't look promising.
At first it looked like we'd be blocked here, but as you can see we wiggled our way around and got further.
But this log finally ended our paddle. It was tempting to go further, but you get familiar with creeks like this and we knew to expect more log jams upstream.
We did get as close as we could and look beyond, but that will have to wait for another day. This paddle has already turned into a longer and more interesting exploration than we expected.
Drifting back downstream I kept on taking pictures of the reeds bent and waving with the current.
There were lots of old logs buried in the water, apparently not rotting much, and just lying there for decades. I'm fascinated with things like this, and it makes great fish habitat.
Just as we emerged back into the lake my buddy said 'Here's a great picture!'. I had to back up and move over to drift down this long log rising slowly out of the water. I got the picture as I bumped along the log. Tomorrow we'll end our paddle back down the lake.