05:50, 67F, clear. roosters just woke up. puppy quiet and glad for breakfast. newdog learning the farm layout.
09:20, high tide going out on the suwannee river. upper 70's, wind E, 8-12 knts. water temps, 27-28C, 80-82F. did offshore bait sets at "low tide" in water up to my neck.. 3 of them.. then, thoroughly wet we ran through a 1-2' chop and I got thoroughly chilled. wore my foul weather jacket for the rest of the day. did 5 trawls. nothing came up of note except a trawl catch of black, wiry algae infested with YOY portunus crabs ~ 1" wide (747 of those little crabs) and a 4 ft. florida gar caught in mcgriff channel. low catches today - flatfish, catfish, and stingrays.
the sawgrass is fruiting with brown seed heads - before the solstice even.. a few ospreys fishing. one large alligator crossing a feeder creek. one big unidentified sea turtle out where the water was green and choppy.
15:00, extra high moon tide coming back into the river and the marina. today being the new moon.
16:00, 80's at cowtown where I loaded up with hay, feed, and groceries. now I have to unload the truck - groan..
20:20, 80F, slight breeze from NE. called the hay guy and he cut hay sunday so said to call him thursday. hoping he doesn't overdry it. got 2 eggs. 4 deer and 1 coon in donkey woodlot. pretty sunset.
22:00,78F, calm. hazy but some stars out. tomorrow - the solstice.