We went for an early cruise in the dingy and spotted this Bald Eagle keeping watch over us.Jim saw this Blue Heron catch a snake.River Nomad makes a pretty picture sneaking around the bend in the river.
We met the river cruise boat, Romance, as we neared the railroad bridge near the W end of Lake Monroe. When we entered the side channel near G11 we spotted 3 gators. Once at anchor we dropped the dingy in the water and went for a ride. As we nosed up to our favorite beach for Raisin, we saw 3 more smaller ones.
The tree tops have nesting Blue Herons in them. It is so strange to see these big birds perched in flimsy branches, and there are several nests in one tree. We’ve rafted up for the night and the “patrol” is out. I dont think we have to worry about anyone swimming up and trying to board us….there are at least 6 within a few hundred feet of the boat. We will have to be alert when we take Raisin ashore after dark. This is a good area for gator watching.