Tuesday night we decided we needed to get out on the water so we rented two kayaks in the late afternoon and went for a 2 hour tour. The wildlife was out in force. Click on any picture for a closer shot. First, a heron who seemed to have no concern over us. He was clutching a stick and gazing at the water for fish down below. A mere glance or two in our direction and he just remained where he was. Normally these birds are very shy, this one not so much. We got within five feet and just sat and watched him then eventually paddled off and left him to his supper.
There are Canadian geese who live here year-round as well as some who just winter here. I was REALLY hoping these guys didn't make any "deposits" while flying directly overhead. We were lucky this night.
I only had my small waterproof point and shoot or would have gotten some amazing shots of the wildlife that night as there were at least 7 seals within a 200 meter stretch that kept bobbing up around us. I still get water on everything when I kayak so the DSLR camera that I have made a hefty investment in shall stay safely on land until I can kayak with no water spray.
|Sea monster! Nope, just a seal|
|Seal between hubby and I|
I should have just given hubby the camera as it seemed like he was a seal-whisperer. This little seal popped up right in front of his kayak.
And these two, which I believe were mother and baby since the second was so small popped up right next to mine. In addition to the heron and the seals we saw kingfishers, bald eagles, ducks, grebes, and sandpipers. The estuary is certainly a birding paradise.
It was a lovely evening topped off by a beer and burger at a local pub - because that's how we roll.
Had a nice evening out lately? What do you do for fun?