Breakfast birthday blackberry shantyboat pie! Yes, we have an oven

Breakfast birthday blackberry shantyboat pie! Yes, we have an oven

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Benzy catches a sizable striper

Benzy catches a sizable striper

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Joe Lorenzo known around here as just Riverrat owns the boat that partly inspired the Secret History shantyboat

Joe Lorenzo known around here as just Riverrat owns the…

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Al brings us fresh vegetables from his garden as we interview his friend Mike

Al brings us fresh vegetables from his garden as we…

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Mike Frawley retired contractor in Princeton tells us about idyllic life in a tiny town of 400

Mike Frawley retired contractor in Princeton tells us about idyllic…

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Cocktail hour after a great interview with Caged Heat and Dr Thunder’s hella Peachy Fire Whiskey. Great day

Cocktail hour after a great interview with Caged Heat and…

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A tailgate ride from a stranger down America’s dustiest road

A tailgate ride from a stranger down America's dustiest road

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A moment of blissful relaxation between moments of terror

A moment of blissful relaxation between moments of terror

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Spoiler alert: We are still alive. Just went through the sketchiest bit of boating I’ve done in a ten year career of sketchy boating

Spoiler alert: We are still alive. Just went through the…

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Cocktail hour refuge from the sun in the shadow of the shantyboat. JG Ballard’s The Drowned World

Cocktail hour refuge from the sun in the shadow of…

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“Yeah, we did see some gravel beds. How did you know?

"Yeah, we did see some gravel beds. How did you…

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Anchor line set disappearing into the green depths while we fish from the stern

Anchor line set disappearing into the green depths while we…

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Green on green on green on green

Green on green on green on green

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Shantyboat ready for a morning launch

Shantyboat ready for a morning launch

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Our Official Engine Provider Mercury Marine’s next new ad photo

Our Official Engine Provider Mercury Marine's next new ad photo

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Morning fishing with Benzy

Morning fishing with Benzy

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Fits and Starts

I’m struggling with how to describe our strange fits-and-starts launch…

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Sara Jane Hall, BBC producer joined us on the first few days of the expedition @bbc

Sara Jane Hall, BBC producer joined us on the first…

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Dave: “You got water in your fuel, Chief.”

Dave: "You got water in your fuel, Chief." Not a…

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Amy, who finds herself homeless after being laid off as a dental tech, was excited about the tiny house possibilities of the shantyboat

Amy, who finds herself homeless after being laid off as…

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Mobile mechanic Dave works on Freddy2

Mobile mechanic Dave works on Freddy2

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Mobile mechanic Dave’s high tech tools

Mobile mechanic Dave's high tech tools

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Sara Jane Hall interviews Sheriff Chad about Red Bluff history

Sara Jane Hall interviews Sheriff Chad about Red Bluff history

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The saddest boat trailering experience ever. Sad face

The saddest boat trailering experience ever. Sad face

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Still stuck in Red Bluff. Sad face

Still stuck in Red Bluff. Sad face

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Successful lunch on the Sacramento River

Successful lunch on the Sacramento River

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We are camped under beautiful cooling oaks and sycamores in 135 degree heat 50 feet from the Sac River

We are camped under beautiful cooling oaks and sycamores in…

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Secret History exhibit at the Sacramento History Museum through July

Secret History exhibit at the Sacramento History Museum through July

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Okay, we’re off

After months of prep, a month-long fundraiser, weeks of long…

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Sac River maps arrived at the last minute! So fun to see every little slough, channel, and marina

Sac River maps arrived at the last minute! So fun…

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Important last minute printing tasks. Leave your river story at the Secret History exhibit at the Sacramento History Museum in July

Important last minute printing tasks. Leave your river story at…

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