Sunday, July 14, 2013

High Water at the Refuge

Last weekend, we took a drive down to the lighthouse. It had been a while since we had been, mostly because there is definitely less wildlife to observe in the hot days of summer than in the cooler months. But we were interested to see the water after the heavy and continuing rains we have had this month.

We could not remember seeing the water standing up onto the pavement before.

B has fished here many times. I usually sit on the dry concrete dam and nature-watch or take pictures. This dam controls the water level of the pool on the right and, as you can see, it was overflowing into the East River.

As we approached over a rise in the trail, we could hear the roar of the water before we could see it.

We saw some big sea trout jumping around in the foam and we guessed they were confused. A great blue heron watched from a high perch on a pine, considering its next meal.

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