I look at Anne’s pictures and can hardly believe this is where I call home. Such beauty in this world. Even this morning rain makes it seem cool and fresh. Enjoy your Sunday everyone.
Since I’m a computer jockey who sits on her butt all week, when the weekend comes I’m ready for some serious exercise. (And, Lucky-for-Me, my weekend starts on Friday!!!) Wayne gets plenty of exercise at his job, so we decided that it would be good for me to get in my "kayak marathon" on Fridays while he’s at work. So that’s what I did today. Now we can have a relaxing adventure tomorrow.
I had originally planned to paddle around Ft. DeSoto, but I’m really fond of Shell Key. I had pretty much decided to paddle around Shell Key before I got to my little launch place, but when I got there and noticed waves in the bayou and a decent wind, I decided for sure that the shorter route around Shell Key would be a better choice. So that’s what I did. I launched at about 10:30 am at high tide.
When I got to the north end of the island I got out of the boat for a little beach combing and wading. Flipper decided to join me.
A flock of Least Terns.
A White Ibis.
I think this is the remains of an airplane. This "feathered friend" lost his wings.
Well, I guess he had been warned.
The wind and waves were pretty rough. It wouldn’t have been a good day to fly an ultralight, but it was a fun day to be in a kayak!
It was, as usual, a gorgeous Florida day.
After a good workout and some nice beach time, I returned to my launch spot at around 2:45 pm at low tide. Notice the styrofoam cooler top I found floating in the bayou. The wind was pretty much at my back and I held that baby up in the wind and was able to sail with it.
Until next time….
Take it easy,