Destination: Upper Dog River
Distance: 8 miles (round trip).
Time Pedaling: 2 hours
Weather: Sunny, temperature 71 degrees, winds out of the north at 5 mph. Tide dropping. Current less than 0.5 mph. No waves. Water temp 83 degrees.
|Header Image is a photo of the head of a great blue heron.|
|View of the sunrise this morning.|
|Another view of the sunrise.|
|Morning Glory flowers (Ipomoea) over at Dog River Park.|
|Meantime, at Dog River Park, trash from the Coastal Cleanup is being picked through by either dogs or aluminum can bandits. I suspect the latter. Notice the loose trash ready to float away into the water... Wouldn't it be nice if there was an incentive like a 5 cent refund for each plastic bottles the bandits pick up and recycle? We need a Deposit-Refund bottle bill passed for plastic bottles and styrofoam cups.|
|This area was cleaned during the Coastal Cleanup. All it took was one rain yesterday and this is what I have to look at for another 50 weeks until the next Coastal Cleanup. I'm embarrassed to lead paddles in upper Dog River Scenic Blueway.|
|Sunrise through the moss draped trees.|
|A great egret utilizes man made bridge bracing for its fishing platform.|
|A great blue heron backlit from the sun.|
|Someone had a morning swim before directing its attention to hunting breakfast.|