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Waccamaw: Paddling with a Community

Last weekend, I rolled up under the Main Street Bridge in Conway, South Carolina, to see more than 40 people already unloading the kayaks and canoes and getting into the water! What a sight to see so many people laughing and excited to get out on the blackwater Waccamaw River Blue Trail on a sunny Saturday morning. (Blackwater rivers get their dark, transparent color from tannins that leach into the water as leaves and vegetation decay. Most major blackwater rivers are found in the Amazon and the Southeastern U.S.!) Read more…