Monday, July 18, 2016

Point Judith Pond – July 18, 2016

Sailboats in the fog
Just like yesterday, the fog rolled in around 6:00 this morning, and rolled out around 8:00.  Today I decided not to wait, and paddled out into the fog at around 7:00.  I headed north along the west side of Ram Island and stayed close to the shore so I could see where I was going.  Visibility was 15 to 20 feet, and I would sometimes paddle very close to birds before they could even see me. 

By the time I reached the Narrows at Upper Point Judith Pond, the fog was starting to lift.  I paddled west into Congdon Cove and Smelt Book Cove before crossing back to Ram Island at Gardner Island. There were a couple of baby osprey in the nest near Smelt Brook Cove, and a couple of adults hunting nearby.  They definitely didn’t like me hanging around.  I paddled back down the east side of Ram Island to the cottage.

Osprey in the nest at Smelt Brook Cove

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