north florida - wild florida - long cabbage key

By: marsHen , 11:49 AM GMT on January 10, 2013

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05:30, 69F (!), overcast and foggy. just a few stars showing. roosters still sleeping. yellow dogs and guardian prowling around the house. lamb bottles warming.. quiet out.
08:00, 67F, east wind, 10 knts. low tide rising at CK. ducks up and swimming. waiting for more water.
10:05, 66F, water up in the west. heading for sampling area between little trout creek and long cabbage key with a side trip to derrick which is eroding away. especially this past year. catches low in bait seine. mostly stingrays and mullet in big seine. lots of white pelicans. seagulls visited when we were measuring yellow-tails and throwing them back. cumulus clouds. inshore water temps back up to 18C, 65F. a chop. partly cloudy, partly sunny. lots of ducks on the sound and around the clam leases.
15:40, high tide falling at #4 bridge. 74F, SW wind, 3 knts. back to the farm.
16:30, 77F. got 2 eggs. lamb bottles warming.
19:50, 70F. mostly cloudy. some stars showing. peace and quiet. yeah.

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1. marsHen
3:59 AM GMT on January 11, 2013
long cabbage is sometimes called lone cabbage. the cabbage refers to the cabbage palm, sabal palmetto. perhaps at one time it had a grove but not anymore. a frontline barrier island, it is slowly eroding away, like derrick and mcclamory, due to rising sea levels.
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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.