I wanted to go, since the weather was to hit 80 today. So I went.
The water was shockingly low, however. Boat ramps high and dry too. I probed for a place I might be able to get my raft down to the water. It's too awkward, long and heavy to carry by myself.
I have a little two wheel cart I can strap to the back, but its extremely dysfunctional. I have meant to do something about its design flaws.
|I took this from the water of the Calkins boat ramp where I usually launch. Those are the docks, usually mostly floating, now high and dry. The boat ramp ends between the two vertical poles of the docks.|
|Calkins boat ramp from a distance.|
|Stumps everywhere exposed in the water and on shore.|
|The exposed shores are stepped, for stability I guess.|
|That's my dinghy I tow. Ship to shore, I tell people. Since my raft is not a raft at all---it's a yacht! With a yacht, one must have a dinghy.|
|North shore boat ramp also high and dry.|
|The area around Calkins is mostly narrow canals of water now.|
|Sorry about all the bird flock photos. Birds were everywhere. Some seemed a little self conscious about it, I imagined, taking over the lake that way, and uh oh, here comes a human.|
|Canada Geese eyed me with what seemed like the looks a neighbor might give, should you trespass their property. "What the hell YOU doing here, huh?" That kind of look.|
|A Great Blue Heron strolling casually the shallows also eyed me.|
|Great Blue Heron tracks|
|Five Toe tracks. Possum tracks.|