Saturday, January 30, 2010

Another rainy day

I awoke to thunder and lightening about 0400 this morning and could hear the wind howling...wasn't going to be a fly fishing day. We only received 0.8", but LA & SOWEGA received 2-3" so the river will stay on the rise. Normally the fronts , this time of the year, come through dry but not this year. Oh well we've had plenty of time to get tackle and boats cleaned up and repaired when the weather does let up.

I walked down to the dock to see how the bay looked and an eagle caught me with my camera still in my pocket. By the time I got it fired up he wasn't too close any more.
Look close
The storms have passed and East Bay is not too bad.

Apalach across the bay

Friday, January 29, 2010

Eagles brighten the day

With the river at flood stage and strong northwest winds we're not doing much fishing. The day is overcast and the bay is heavily stained with tanic water running out of Tate's Hell on the east side of East Bay and muddy water flowing in from East River westward to the Apalachicola River. It certainly isn't a chamber of commerce view today but coming across the bridge from Apalach, I was still stuck by the beauty of four mature bald eagles. They are always a treat to see, but they sure make me smile on a gray day.