...and the fauna & flora of the Rodman Reservoir.
|supermoon over Lake Ocklawaha, FL|
i had wanted to do a post yesterday
with pic's from our weekend at Rodman Reservoir/Lake Ocklawaha...
i had to do a Tampa drive on monday...over 2 hours each way...back to back.
and the next day i couldn't stand straight.
i've never experienced it before.
it pains to sit, to stand, to lie down.
it's a REAL pain in the ass...literally.
so...after using ice...heat...ibuprofen...stretching...Kinesio taping...
today i'm not walking hunched over (as much) but i'm still feeling it.
in order to not aggravate it...i'm going to make this quick.
so i can get off my butt.
not too much gabbing...mostly pictures.
on the way there we stopped at one of those big ice vending machines to fill up the cooler.
you know me...and misspellings...or grammatical errors.
CAN YOU see why i snapped this one??
(there shouldn't be an 'apostrophe' in cameras. no apostrophe in plurals)
ok...on to Lake Ocklawaha or Rodman Reservoir.
Rodman Reservoir is a flooded forest.
there's plenty of underwater structure...and floating trees...stumps...logs...
so you have to be a pretty good navigator...or at least lucky...
to troll around without running into something.
we have a small boat. a Gheenoe. it's like a canoe, but more stable...
with a flat back for a small motor.
i was combing the shore while sam pulled the boat to ground and fished off the back.
THIS IS THE SPOT WHERE he caught the BIGGEST catch of the weekend...
a 17" BASS!
(that's inches...not pounds! we didn't have a scale.)
Dragonflies were everywhere!!
we also saw Ospreys, Eagles, Hawks, Herons, Cormorants, Anhingas...
and of course, Alligators.
|Osprey young with mother...i wish i could know what they were saying...or yelling...to each other.|
|a swarm...i mean...a school...of feeding minnows.|
|a Hawk. a Red-shouldered hawk i think, but he looks much bigger than the ones at home.|
|Anhinga...or snake bird.|
heading back to the camp at the end of the day...
|sam's silhouette...against the setting sun...|
and a last look at the super moon through the trees...
stay tuned for part 2...and maybe even a part 3.
gotta change position now...and get off my butt...go stretch.
i've had clients with Sciatica...but NOW i know first hand...the pain!
be cool & stay safe.
((yeah yeah...i know...i'm way behind in reading...but i have a good excuse...
this time it's not just that TIME is slipping away...bear with me. :) ))