north florida - wild florida - the cedar keys

By: marsHen , 10:47 AM GMT on June 07, 2012

05:55, 72F, foggy, clear above. waning gibbous moon over the cabbage palms west of the house. doe and fawn in sheep pasture. roosters up. yellow dogs under grapefruit tree. weather permitting we're going out on the water today. b'rer rabbit's family in the lane.
08:00, medium tide at CK. upper 70's. south wind, 10-15 in the morning, 15-20 in the afternoon with gusts up to 25. mostly cloudy.
we went out - 8 sets, 4 with the bait seine, 4 with the 600 ft. seine. tide went out until 10:30 but it never got low. the wind held it back and the moon pulled it up. water temps, 26-27C, 79-80F. got trout, black drum, mullet, sheepshead, lady fish, spot, pinfish, and a mackerel. one set with the bait seine off sea horse netted a dozen little bally-hoo (Hyp. meeki).
early afternoon, storms moved in from the south. we finished up and headed back to the marina in a sloppy chop. it was a beautiful gray breezy day on the water. only got rained on once - out on the water. the city of CK got a good rain at 14:30.
15:00, high tide at #4 bridge. a raft of pelicans. peacock sighting along the road. yellow dogs get worked up over a rabbit in the lane. got 2 eggs...
20:30, 76F, totally overcast. misting. calm. counting yesterday's showers, 0.7" of rain.
good walk with newdog in the sheep pasture. amazing cloudscapes. couple of frogs tuning up.

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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.