Sunday, July 6, 2014

Early Morning Paddle on the Eno River. Heron Close Ups and Smoke on the Water!

 Location: Eno River, Durham, NC Temperature: 60F Wind: None Conditions: Partly Sunny

I woke early on Sunday morning and arrived at the Eno River boat ramp a few minutes before 7 AM. There were only a few trucks with trailers in the parking lot and a fellow kayaker getting ready to put in. Early morning on the Eno River is a special time. There is a peacefulness and calm that greets those individuals who are fortunate enough to find themselves on its waters at this time of day. Click on the photos to enlarge. 

 Ghost-like tendrils of mist swirled and ebbed above the calm waters of the Eno River.

I was able to take remarkable close up Heron photos at this early hour of the morning. 

A Heron appears "suspended" in the mist shrouding the water. The "splash of red" to the right is a male Cardinal.

This Heron was calmly sitting in a patch of sunlight as I paddled round a bend. I got within 20 feet of the bird.

Doing its best imitation of the "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" combatants in the tree fighting scene.

One of many peaceful scenes that greeted me on the Eno River this Sunday morning!

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1 comment:

  1. I love the heron photos! And ... early morning paddles are the best!


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