Posted by: Waterbird on Oct-21-12 9:51 AM (EST)
Plus it's terrible for old joints to be lying down in a tent for 12 hours straight. The trick is to go to bed as late as possible, which involves some labor-intensive hunting for wood and maintaining a fire. I like to read and write by the fire at night and in the early morning.
Days are longer in the spring but then you've got bugs to contend with.
It's all good. When you're out on the water on a fabulous fall day you're glad you went through that cold, long night.