Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Labor Day kayaking

It was hot. Even the great blue heron was panting. He was on a neighbor's dock.

Tide was very low in upper Tampa Bay.

Labor Day was a good day to labor in my kayak. I went out for a couple of hours in the upper Tampa Bay area (near Rocky Point). The tide was really low. I probably could have walked west from Rocky Point along the northern mangroves to the bridge on Courtney Campbell and not gotten my knees wet. I had to stay in the boat channels to keep from hitting my paddle on the ground. Not many birds out in the middle of the afternoon. I did paddle by a great blue heron panting in the heat. No sign of manatees or dolphins. I think the low tide was keeping them out of the area. It was still great exercise though.

Caught this sunset out my back door. An osprey was flying by.

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