north florida - suwannee sound

By: marsHen , 10:35 AM GMT on May 09, 2012

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06:00, 65F, fog in pastures. waning gibbous moon above the palmettos in the SW. roosters up. yellow dogs at back door. oatmeal.
09:50, medium high tide at suwannee. SW wind, 8 knts. choppy. water temps, 28.6C, 83F. air temps, upper 70's to low 80's.
trawling offshore. small catches - stingrays, baitfish. saw 2 sea turtles, unidentified. trawled up a lot of rotting brown algae north of west pass. no fish in that, just some portunus crabs. a pleasant day. big high tide back in the river. brown pelicans circling at the mouth.
16:20, sun at the back door, 94F, partly cloudy, SW breeze. have hay to unload and 100 feet of welded wire to fix some of my fences with. dogs all napping.
18:20 low 80's, slight breeze, muggy. unloaded hay, feed, wire, and groceries. got 4 eggs - 1 was broken. everyone's drinking a lot of water..
21:10, 76F, overcast, slight drizzle. it began just when I finished watering the herb/flower garden. venus obscured. lightning to the west and north. no thunder audible.
21:30. drizzle just became a downpour! with gusts that are moving through the open house.. thanks be to God! we desperately need rain.

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marine biologist around the Suwannee River delta. Raise Cracker sheep on an old Cracker farm ~ 12 mi. (as the crow flies) from the Gulf.