May 15th 2005
The weather has been iffy this weekend, a lot of potential for T-Storms, but I took a look at the forecast, and the weather, and figured I had a good 3+ hour window before any bad weather would appear. The weather today was in the lower 80's with about 10-15 mph of wind out of the South Southwest.
I decided to try a new spot this time, and launched from Little Island Park. This is a nice launch site, but I think it is probably impossible to use in the summer, due to crowds at the beach across the street. Headed out to Little Island, and stayed pretty close to the shore to avoid the wind, about half way up the island I came across a small meadow along the shore that was filled with small white flowers it was pretty cool, and I got some nice pictures. I continued along the shore and I was originally planning on checking out the Western shore of Long Island, but I decided not to fight the wind and stayed on the Eastern side. After seeing nothing of interest, and noting that my time was running short I headed across Sand Bay to area around the Back Bay NWR Headquarters. While cruising along the shore I noticed something strange in a small tree on the shoreline, it was a snake sunning itself in the branches, my daughter later identified it as a cottonmouth.
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