We headed down the Ocmulgee toward the convergence – where the Oconee would join the Ocmulgee and become the Altamaha.
It was only an hour and a half of paddling to the convergence. We’d had some concerns about rough water, but low water levels meant that the convergence was calm.
Liz and I peeled off to explore the Oconee.
The water was so low that we barely cleared the bottom, and paddled sideways to catch water.
The level of the water was also reflected in the high docks we paddled underneath.
River 10 – the Oconee!
We headed back toward the Altamaha, meeting Jim at the convergence.
We entered the wide Altahama, the last leg of our trip.
We had four hours of wide water and wildlife.
Jim’s friend met us at the take out. The section of the Altamaha we paddled was our eleventh river - we’re looking forward to exploring more of it on a future trip.