Sunday, December 29, 2013
I ate breakfast-seafood pasta, composed a bit of Saturday's Yak Tale, made an entry in the room log, packed, and checked out. Was raining as I drove across the street to City Park.
Colorful trio. Reddish egret, oyster catchers, roseate spoonbill
Coming back after trying to get black crowned night heron photos
These spoonbills were near the wreck
It was deep enough to get past the wreck and take the back country to Channel Number 3
I long paddle to get to the white pelicans. Which were far to the east, near the Number 4 Bridge. Too bad I did not keep my lens clean.
Approaching the Number 3 Bridge
Number 2 Bridge
As my morning walk was canceled by rain, I decided to take the usual real estate photos from the water.
Where's the motor?
Earlier, paddling into the wind, the occasional whitecap on the protected inner waters of Way Key, I thought I might be landing on the Channel 2 side of Old Fenimore Mill, walking to the car, and coming back to load.
Had lunch, downloaded photos, recharged the camera battery, all with a nice view.
Blue winged teal. Also saw a bald eagle as I paddled towards Scale Key
Skimmers over Dog Island
Eagle and nest on Scale Key
As the eagle nest was the wrong way from the sunset, I was unable to get back in time for a better view.
Ideally, I would have been on the other side of the fishing dock.
Landed at 6:02
Dinner and most of the second half of the Packer game at Steamers.
Also had a cup of clam chowder and a Swamphead Brewery Midnight Oil.
Saw the last 3 scores. When the Bears scored, silence. When the Packers scored, especially the 4th and 8 winner, it was like this
Well, not quite, but there were a lot of Packer fans there. Perfect ending to a great weekend.