Location: Lake Michie, Bahama, NC Temperature: 52F Wind: Gusting to 14mph Conditions: Cloudy
Saturday was not shaping up to be ideal paddling weather with temperatures in the low 50's F and a stiff breeze blowing. But with no option for paddling the next two weekends, I had to go for it! Rachel decided it was too cold for her, so I embarked on a solo trip to Lake Michie. Click on the photos to enlarge.
I decided to paddle north into the more sheltered and narrow end of the lake. I wanted to avoid the majority of fishermen and reduce the effects of the cold wind.
This bobber hangs like a Christmas tree ornament, evidence of a past fishing visit and wayward cast.
The remains of a wooden dock rock gently in the slight current.
Two intrepid "yaker" fishermen casting fishing lines in a quiet cove.
A heron watching my approach from the shallow waters near the shoreline.
A male cardinal perched on a rocky embankment.
A remarkable close-up photo of a goose nesting on a rock shelf. I had nearly paddled by the bird, before I spotted it about 10 - 15 feet up the side of a large rock formation.
This goose may be the mate of the bird in the previous photo. I saw it swimming approximately 25 - 50 yards from the rock shelf that held the nesting goose.
Two heron (middle left), perched on a rock, looking for a late morning fish meal.
I caught this small fellow in my lens too!
Aside from the many birds I saw, nature was out in full force with her beauty and colors! Here, a dash of red perched on a rock formation at water's edge.
A splash of white, back lit by the sun, stands out against the green foliage.
Close up pink!
One of many impressive and majestic rock formations that line both banks of Lake Michie.
A heron takes to flight over the rocks and flowing water that marks the most northern extension of Lake Michie.
Another relaxing and fun paddling adventure. Early May, and I am looking forward to (at least) 5 more months of paddling! I can't wait for my next adventure! :-)