Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Anniversary Day Three!

Today, rain was in the forecast, so we thought we would slip out for a few hours. We went to Wickford Harbor which is right down the road, so we saved time by not traveling far. Our harbor has lots of coves, a couple of small islands and lots of wildlife. The day was overcast but the water was smooth, so nice easy paddling.



The geese really enjoy the area, flocks of them all over the islands.



Egrets seem to stay in pairs, each to their own island or cove.



The area has a lot of commorants. They sit on poles, buoys and rocks. I just love this photo, I think I might do it into an art photo and frame it for my daughter's new place.



Of course, you can't get too close, or this happens.



We paddled to the breakers and enjoyed the activity on the bay. The air show is this weekend, so we also got to watch the planes as they practiced their aerial acts. Unfortunately it started to rain, but that didn't keep us from paddling. We paddled into town and back around, until the rain got heavier and I decided it was time to go home;) Tomorrow there will be a break before the rain comes back, so maybe we will go for a walk to the point, my arms are really sore today.

This was the last shot I could get and it was just starting to drizzle. Leave a comment here and get a second chance to enter the giveaway. Thank you for all your well wishes and a Happy Anniversary to those of you who are celebrating their anniversary this month.

11 comments:

Gayle said...

Congrats! We celebrated our 31st last month, but can't really figure out where the time has gone! LOL

Allie said...

Beautiful Debbie - I love your idea of framing the pic of the cormorant, it's a great shot. What is that thing it's standing on?

TheCrankyCrow said...

Love the egret photo Debbie - they're just so silly looking to me. Glad you got some paddlin' in - we're being deluged by torrential rains now - I figure it must be about day 5 of the 40 about now. My DH and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary on the 11th of this month. June is a good month....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

mariebeers said...

Thanks for the photos, Debbie. I so enjoy reading your blog.

Marie

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Congratulations to the both of you! So glad you both are enjoying your time together and doing some of the things you love. Happy Anniversary and Happy Paddling!!!

moosecraft said...

Great places to paddle over where you live! Yesterday's post and today's made me want to jump right in and have a swim! Happy Anniversary!

Courtney said...

Sounds like another wonderful paddle! Thanks for taking us along...the scenery is wonderful!
Courtney

Quilt Hollow said...

What I would give to live close enough to an area such as this. Wonderful!! Congrats again!!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

We will be celebrating our 30th on the 26th of this month! Not bad for a second time around for both of us.

Louise said...

I am really enjoying the bird photos. One of our favorite things to do is watch them especially the eagles as they soar overhead making their circular flying patterns looking for lunch. We also see many owls..

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Oh I love the egret! Well, ok, I love all birds. ;-) Happy anniversary!