8 Days on the Delaware River: A Trip to Remember

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AuthorHouse, 2011 - Nature - 168 pages
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8 days on the Delaware River: A Trip To Remember, is about a fishing and camping adventure complete by Author Paul Donovan and his fishing buddy Ray Labarre. The trip was talked about for about 18 years and finally occurred in May 2006. The 120 mile trip started in Hancock, NY and was to end at Kittatinny Beach in Delaware Water Gap, PA Rays 14 foot aluminum boat had taken us up and down the Delaware River many times over those 18 years, but generally in the National Park area in and above the Delaware Water Gap. This time, fully loaded for a week in the outdoors, we were venturing North in waters that are better suited for canoes. The eight-day adventure covered low rocky water situations as well as some rather fast scary rapids as we enjoyed fantastic sights along the scenic Upper and Middle Delaware Rivers areas. There was an emergency room visit, shopping for a new oar, naturally a few fishing stories and a truly unexpected 'boat ride' that kept us moving along. With some stories from past trips and the experiences of this trip all relayed day by day, chapter by chapter, you will enjoy. . . . . . . 8 Days on the Delaware River: A Trip To Remember.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Day Two Wind 8c Rain
32
Day Three Oar To Go
56
Day Four Boat Ride
78
Day Five Got Away
95
Day Seven R 8c R
125
About the Author
153
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Paul M. Donovan Jr. was a banker by trade for over 30 years before corporate consolidation forced a career change. He is an avid bowler having previously built, owned and operated a bowling center in his hometown and is currently managing a 16-lane center in Eastern Pennsylvania. He is a member of the local bowling Hall of Fame and occasionally competes in regional PBA events.Paul is very active in the local Chamber of Commerce and has been married over 34 years to Cathy, with two children, Jennifer and Beth. He also enjoys writing poetry and has previously published a book titled "Poetry In Motion, My Thoughts & Reflections". The 70 plus poems include a variety of styles and formats that encourage you, tell you a story or reflect on everyday happenings. It's easy reading that will keep your interest but will not overwhelm you.Paul has always enjoyed the outdoors for sports and recreation and especially enjoys fishing and camping on the Delaware River. Over the years, many one, two even three day camping trips with fishing buddy Ray lead to discussions about a week long fishing and camping adventure. The trip became a reality in May 2006. The idea of a book about the trip actually originated during the second night of the trip. Bad weather forced them into the tent much earlier than usual and Paul decided to make a few notes, maybe for a future poem. A few notes lead to three hours of writing and the book idea was born.

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