December 26, 2015

St Johns River 12.23.15

Overcast today… bit windy…but good weather for launching. While Jim parks the truck and trailer I get the bimini open…curtains out of the way…flag out and solar lights on top

Jim is setting the generator in place and straightening up the back.
Usually if you see 3 Sandhill Cranes it is a family.
Trip through the canal….always looks a little different.

A Great Blue Heron…this one stands at least 5’ tall.
Since it was cool and windy…no sun…we did not expect to see any gators….pleasantly surprised.
and another..
This one is a bit bigger than the first two.
Another small one….might be 6’ or 7’. From a distance the tail looked like a big snake out sunning.
There is one in there….looks like it’s in a big nest.
We cruised till around 7pm….got to see all the Christmas lights in Astor. Some of the houses really went all out with decorations. Only saw 2 other boats on the water after dark…we anchored just past G 23…south of Lake George. The lake is usually easy to cross early in the morning if not windy.
We had our supper while underway so once anchored Jim fixed us a glass of wine and we sat on the rear deck. We had put the screens up underway also…glad we did…lots of mosquitos.

Temperature is perfect….windows open and just a sheet for kind of boating.