The Rhode River is my home waters. In fact, I'm looking at the Rhode right now (light breeze, a few boats, pretty as always). But I no longer cruise and explore Chesapeake tributaries like this. I power across them sometimes, on my way to somewhere else. And, if I race across them, I'm not looking at the wildlife or listening to the sound of fish, birds, and frogs. Instead, I'm focused intensely on only the things that might help me go a little faster or threaten to make me go a little slower: puffs, shifts, chop, powerboats. It's a completely different world than the world of the Muddy Creek video.