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Published: February 7th 2020
Blog 02-06-20 Searching for the Birds
For 2 mornings the sunrises have been gorgeous. I have to get up at 6:15 am to see the vibrant reds and yellows then the skies dull a little until the sun actually appears. The actual sunrise is 7:20 am so for this magic hour I am outside enjoying the ever changing drama. Sometimes the birds fly by or actually land and add their part to each picture. Pictures
Tuesday I went to Okcloknee River State Park that is about 15 miles up the road to view all the birds that frequent most state parks. I took Watson so we could walk around the park and he wouldn't be cooped up in the camper. I didn't see one bird! I did see a really neat launching ramp for kayaks, you put the kayak in it, put yourself in the kayak and pull yourself into the river. It works just a well in reverse, getting out of the river and out of the kayak. Pictures.
We enjoyed our walk then headed home for a trip to the dog park and a lap around the campground. Then it was relax in the sun in
our yard. Talked to a few neighbors then it was inside time.
Wednesday I decided to leave Watson home to try my luck in Bald Point State Park but it was another disappointing trip. I did see a bald eagle while I was driving the car but couldn't get a picture. Again home I went to enjoy the campground and the very nice campers that stay here.
Thursday the weather forecast was for heavy rain so I went to get my hair cut and as the rain had not started I decided to go to St George Island and go shell hunting. The wind had been blowing pretty hard for a day and a half so I thought there might be great shells to be found. St George is an island 7 miles off the coast at a little town called Eastport. There is a beautiful bridge that takes you there and in the summer and sunny weather it must be gorgeous. I went out onto the beach and dodged the waves at the tide line to look for that perfect specimen that is so illusive. I did find some nice shells that I will use to make
wind chimes but nothing too special.
Back home I got Watson out for a walk and a run in the dog park then we grabbed the last few minutes of dry weather to enjoy the yard. The wind was blowing very hard so we went inside just in time before the heavens opened up.
There are 6 warnings and watches on my phone for this area including lightning, tornado, heavy rain, rip currents, and wind. The camper was shaking from the wind, the rain was pouring down and lightning at every minute. The dog went crazy and is now barking at me for what I don't know. He just wants it to stop and so do I.
The worst is over and tomorrow we head out for points west. I will be sorry to leave here, I have enjoyed the campground very much. I am on the gulf and it is adults only, just perfect.
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