Sunday, 07 October 2012 15:26
I think it is safe to say that fall is officially here. We each put on an extra layer under our dry suits this morning. Thank you to Bob, Martha and Tim for letting us stay at your place last night! The sun was out for a little while early in the morning. It didn't take long for gray clouds to blanket the sky. We were surprised to see several egrets along shore this morning. It was raining around lunch time and we happened to paddle past a restaurant. We quickly made the decision to stop in instead of sitting on a beach in the rain, eating the same food that we do every day. What a treat to have a hot meal for lunch! We made our way to a chain of islands and set up camp on the gravel beach. There are a lot of shells here. Dave even found an intact Horseshoe Crab exoskeleton. Horseshoe Crabs are considered to be living fossils. Fossils of Horseshoe Crabs have been dated at 360 million years old! They evolved in the shallow seas of the Paleozoic Era, which was millions of years before the dinosaurs. Did you know that Horseshoe Crab blood is used for medicine and medical device testing?
Distance traveled: 30 miles by kayak
2 Common Loons
14 Herring Gulls
9 Great Black-backed Gulls
19 Bonaparte's Gullsblog comments powered by Disqus