north florida - wild florida - the cedar keys

By: marsHen , 10:51 AM GMT on July 06, 2012

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06:40, 73F, mosquitos.. roosters up. lil pup spent the night in a crate in the mudporch. the mosquitos attacked with vengence when we took our morning walk . waning gibbous moon hanging over the farm while we fought off mosquitos.. yellow dogs hiding out under the house.
08:00, medium tide going out at CK. 80's, SW wind, 5 knts. partly cloudy. water temp 30C, 86F. suwannee plume is running dark into the CK waters. offshore the water is clear and green. visibility is 2M+. inshore visibility is 0.5M. the water is the color of strong tea from the tannic acid flowing into the river from the floodplane and the swamps, due to the rain we got last week.
catches were low, mostly baitfish, a few flat fish, cat fish, pipefish, filefish, etc. one scallop. no rays! hot out there. glad for the bimini. laughing gulls going after the pinfish we threw back. didn't have a lot of sucess. a frigate bird hovered nearby.
14:10, high tide at #4 bridge. some fisherpersons out in several boats. 2 big white egrets in the spartina. a woodstork circling the curve.
16:00, 105F, at the back door in the sun.. 88F at the front door under a roof. sporatic, breezes from SW. partly cloudy, partly sunny. mosquitos still bad.. so I need to get the chores done early. but a nap sounds good.
21:00, 79F at back door. partly cloudy with hoards of mosquitos who are slowly finding their way into the house.. good walk with newdog in the sheep pasture at sundown. only a few mosquitos out there and a breeze from the SW. there is still some grass. fawn in the east section of the pasture. I think it spends part of the day in that oasis of palmettos which is shady and offers camoflage.
the waters and the skies were beautiful today.. many, many different shades of blue and brown and green. cumulus and cirrus clouds in the sky. the cirrus were blowing off from the north this morning. peach and pink sunset.

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About marsHen

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