Monday, September 21, 2009

Last Weekend of Summer

We wanted to take advantage of our last official weekend of summer (haha OK so yeah that is funny) so we decided we should hit the water again for a little kayaking. There was a 50% chance of rain but as you can see we were fine. What wasn't fine though was the tide working against us both ways! We headed out right at the end of high tide... which was pretty cool the water was a solid 8 feet above low tide.
This is looking out to the ocean from the bridge. Usually what you see is a ton of grass and a windy river that you have to weave through to get out to the open water. Well when it's high tide you can practically shoot straight down the middle. We hit the ocean fast!
As we were rowing through some of the taller grass i was slightly freaked out by these black things on the grass. At first I was worried they were spiders because there were webs around

But when we slowed we saw they were crabs. There were TONS of them all through the grass.
There were some that were much larger but they were too fast to get a photo of.
I'm so glad they weren't spiders!
We finally made it out to our beach... but it was almost completely under water! And let me tell you this is a very large beach. The little land that was left above water was so saturated that you sunk a good 6 inches with ever step... not cool!
We had a very quick snack and then took off again since we were going to be fighting the tide on the trip back.
And of my goodness did we fight it! We were a little worried we weren't going to make it back. (not joking!) this next shot is grass that we had rowed over on the way out! Can you imagine fighting that much water flowing at you?
Another shot of the bridge on our way back you can see how much the water dropped and this was just 2 hours later.
Well enough about kayaking!
We spent tonight with the cable repair man trying to get our Internet and cable working.... apparently the evil cable auditors came by and put a blocker on our line... we aren't really sure why they would do this but it wiped out all of our service... and while uber was trying to figure out what was going on our modem died! So a new modem and a visit to remove the blocker and we are back up after having nothing all weekend... I had no idea how important the Internet is to me!
Anyway I am crafting... it's all in progress and slow going so I will have to show you that later!


Tracy Suzanne said...

Awwweee, those are great pictures. Sure you're not a professional? I was without my computer for a couple of weeks - what a nightmare. I'm glad your back up.

P.S. I'm hosting my first give away please stop in & take a peek.

Adie said...

What a beautiful day!! I'm glad you took advantage of it.

corinnea said...

It's amazing how the area changes. Grass climbing crabs?? Crazy. Love seeing it all. Glad you have so many great photos! The one of Uber sinking in the sand is cool.

Jennifer said...

I'm glad you got to get one more "ride" in. The crabs are freaky. I would have been sceeved out big time! The pictures are beautiful!

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