Leaving from Shad landing I retraced a portion of yesterday's route until a tributary of the Pocomoke river, the Nassawango flows at rights angles into it. Heading off to the North West I proceeded up the many twists and turns of the Cypress lined banks. The water here is almost black in color. I steamy mist rose over the still water imparting a creepy movie like atmosphere. The water lilies are quite thick in the river and chokes the waterway to less than a boat length in a few places. The Nassawongo narrows to a small twisting creek through the heavily wooded area until further progress is no longer possible. Some of the Cypress are quite large and there are area of this waterway that have not been logged.
The Nature Conservancy protects a portion of the Nassawongo creek river bank. This is a good place to get out and stretch. Please respect the efforts of this conservation group and leave no trace if you stop here. I cleaned up some dropping of a less than thoughtful predecessor.