D and I successfully re-lanuched the S.S. Daisy (who knew that the canoe had a name?) this morning. Draconian measures were required to breach the security protecting the vessel. The cables securing S.S. Daisy were quite cunningly hidden by the native flora. In addition, growth of the native flora (the tree it was locked to) provided tension on the cable which prevented access to the vessel. As reported yesterday, we needed a crowbar to remove the cable from the tree.
Unfortunately, there were many deaths during the initial launch. The S.S. Daisy tipped several times and was flooded prior to emergency action by the crew to right the vessel. During the flooding all of the animals (spiders, ants, etc.) on board were unfortunately lost at sea. The ship's owners released a statement: "We regret that lives were lost, however all paying passangers and crew were safe. However, we are not responsible for and can not account for any stowaways."
While out, we were spotted by a park ranger who chastised us for paddling without life vests (thankfully, he sent us home without issuing a ticket). We shopped this afternoon for personal flotation devices so that our next excursion will be legal.