Not Alone!


I awoke to a noise and sat upright. I scanned the shoreline and the trail. Not a soul. I knew from experience that anyone hiking would be in by now, that soon it would be dusk. I was about to lie down again when I heard that sound again, a humming. Looking out onto the bay I spotted a boat and it was headed right for me. Up I leaped for the second time in less than an hour and quickly slid into my clothes. I extended my hand to the woman handing me the rope for her boat. I could see the twinkle in her eyes, and the smile on her face as she said , “Don't even think we didn't see you jump up and put on your clothes.” I took the rope, and we introduced ourselves. When we had the boat moored, I met her husband. They had been boating this area for three days and Siskiwit Bay was their favorite place to spend the night. Mine too.

Originally published June 23, 2016 in the Crawford County Independent & Kickapoo Scout