north florida - suwannee river

By: marsHen , 11:23 AM GMT on February 15, 2012

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05:40, 63F, cloudy, waning crescent moon over the house. little rooster crowing. 0.2" rain from last night. sprinkling. clouds moving from WSW. dogs barking. oatmeal. going out on the river.
09:00, raining. overcast. nice flock of turkeys on the road to the town of suwannee. just enough westerly breeze to keep the no-see-ums off of us.
pairs and small flocks of ducks scattered on the suwannee. saw some redheads and mergansers. air temp, 60's. water temp, 18C, 64F. big, 10 ft., alligator sunning himself on the mud banks of dan-may creek. a big chunky gator who was not afraid of the boat until it approached him and then he slid into the creek and disappeared in a swirl of water.
did 10 sets, catches were low, mostly young-of-the-year (YOY) baitfish and blue crabs. rain petered out around noon when we were finishing up our trawls. totally trashed the trawl net on the oysters at east pass. had to change it out for the spare trawl. another net to mend.
got feed and hay on the way home, unloaded it, fed the herbivores and left for CK to have dinner with friends. another 0.2" rain.
17:30, overcast and cool at CK. no sunset.
21:00, 62F, misty and overcast. stars here and there. got 3 eggs. fed dogs and cats. scurrying possum in the lane.

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marine biologist around the Suwannee River delta. Raise Cracker sheep on an old Cracker farm ~ 12 mi. (as the crow flies) from the Gulf.