May 27th 2006
Well I planned on a longer trip, but decided to cut it short, because the weather looked like it could have been nastier as the day went on. When I launched the kayak, it was a nice clear day, with a slight breeze out of the North, but in a short time, the wind picked up and started shifting to the West as clouds started developing to the Northwest. So I figured I'd head North while I was fresh, and use the wind on the way back, but as I continued to paddle the clouds started looking worse so I turned the kayak back for the ramp.
Water levels were way up today, due to the Southerly winds we've had all week, and all the marshes were flooded, which must have been the reason I saw a lot a small water snakes today. For the most part all I saw were the snakes and a few red-winged blackbirds. Today was really one of those Charles Kuralt Sunday morning kind of days, wind rustling through the reeds, with the sounds of birds and frogs providing the back drop.
The first picture and the last, give an idea of how it started looking like bad weather was coming. I really don't want to be the tallest thing on the water while holding and 8 foot lightning rod.
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