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Our intrepid Tuesday gang, including two newcomers, explored the sometimes-too-shallow area of the Sedges today. We only had to walk our boats a very short distance once or twice. Last winter wreaked havoc on the new dike, which was never really totally completed, to the point where only remnants remain. The resultant disruptions and changes in flow patterns led to many alterations of the channels that meander through the sedges.
Stopped for lunch on the dunes at the corner of the dike by the inlet. The water was COLD for this time of year. Sandy and I guestimated it to be in the mid- to upper-60's. Still, it provided a refreshing dip for everyone ... and thankfulness that we were on the water and not on the 95-degree mainland.
Loads of osprey everywhere. Found some pelicans lazing about on Gull Island, not near as many as we usually spot around here. Other feathered friends included cormorants, ibis, oyster-catcher (one of my favorites), great blue heron, snegs (snowy egrets), sandpipers, terns, red-winged blackbirds, and, of course, gulls of every description. Chuck and Joyce spotted a huge ray on the way back to the launch.
I'll add some pics when I get them from our group's photographer, Bob.