Sunday, May 13, 2007

Skimmers at Sunset

The thunderstorms that went through today visited my house in the form of a lightning strike so close to us that it 1) blew the cable amplifier on all the houses on the street, and 2) shocked me as I was standing at the kitchen sink washing dishes. (Note to self: don't wash dishes in a thunderstorm. Luckily it wasn't a bad one.) Once I was sure they were out of the area I went paddling out on the remarkably plain looking water:

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But had a few nice adventures, including a flounder jumping out of the water right next to the boat (I didn't know flounders would jump like that, but I guess I startled him), meeting the Pelican View crew (nice folks!), talking with another former resident of the area who was trolling in the bayou, watching a pretty good sized walk around boat meet the challenge of getting out of the water and up the ramp with unusual style, and finally, on the way back to the dock, seeing a surprise sunset and the first skimmers I've seen this season.

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Anonymous said...

It was nice to have you stop by for a visit at Pelican View. You are welcome anytime.

I just realized that we may not have acutally introduced ourselves...I'm Steve and my wife is Gayle.

See ya around the bayou.

Anna said...

Thanks guys, I'll definitely be around... I realized this past weekend that in your location you could probably make a hobby out of taking video of folks trying to get their boats out of the water and trailers backed up. It must be quite entertaining with that view of the boat ramp!