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Found My Way, But Never During The Summer

So, a story that I will try to keep brief.

There is a marsh inlet in the back of Bear Island WMA. Very remote and inaccessible. Of course if you cannot get there a) wildlife loves it and b) sooner or later I have to try.

I found it.

Found My Way, But Never During The Summer
Found My Way, But Never During The Summer

The grass and reeds are taller than me (above shot from eye level) and you must walk through a pine/scrub tree forest.

It’s fall so I pushed through, but never summer. You cannot see and this is Cottonmouth, tick,  and Alligator land. A dumb thing to try.

There is a small wooden ‘bridge’ thing for in/out. But the trail is gone finding it is a bunch of fun.

Found My Way, But Never During The Summer
Found My Way, But Never During The Summer

This wooden ‘bridge’ spans a mud creek about 15 feet (4.5 meters) below. With the same afore mentioned critters. Maybe some aliens too.

I don’t know how many times I walked back and forth along the creek side looking for this to get back out. I do know the entire walk in and back out was what convinced me it was time for a new hip. Would not do to get stuck since of course I was by myself.

I found it though.

Found My Way, But Never During The Summer
Found My Way, But Never During The Summer

And this day it was filled with White Pelicans, comfortable since people keep away from here, except those with 600mm lens in the reeds.

Found My Way, But Never During The Summer
Found My Way, But Never During The Summer
Found My Way, But Never During The Summer
Found My Way, But Never During The Summer

I now know another way to get there which might not be as much work. Still never in the summer.

Found My Way, But Never During The Summer
Found My Way, But Never During The Summer
Found My Way, But Never During The Summer
Found My Way, But Never During The Summer

A Christmas Duck

Merry Christmas to all. This year we were blessed with duck.

The famous Bangor Police Department ‘Duck Of Justice’.

A Christmas Duck
A Christmas Duck

Officer TC (Tim Cotton) took an old worn stuffed duck from a dumpster and introduced him to the Bangor PD interrogation room. He became the ‘Duck Of Justice’, fame followed and the rest is history.

Now 320,000 friends follow the day to day of the Bangor PD on Facebook.

The DOJ has a small glass case, in a special museum, in headquarters. Stars of TV, Film, Sports, and photography all visit the duck for a selfie… no really!  He has been on a US tour, and of course TV. Visitors are always welcome, you might even get cookies.

A Christmas Duck
A Christmas Duck

Above is the well known Quote Of Duck.

We have not seen our friend for a few years but my Sister in-Law and Brother in-Law reminded the DOJ to send along a Merry Christmas to the southern expats.

If you ever visit Facebook, go see TC and the DOJ. Enjoy a gentle and humorous face a being with the police in Bangor.

A Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all out there on the ‘interweb’.

Fall Marsh

I should have had a different lens for this. A wide prime would have been better, but changing lens on the fly out here can be tricky.

Almost a basic snap shot of a marsh as I walked by.

Fall Marsh
Fall Marsh

While no red oak trees the browns and golds are pretty.

Throw in a few floating predators and you have an interesting shot.

 

Start Of A Day Shooting

A wet and dull morning photograph turned out more interesting than expected.

Taken at a first stop as we gathered up the gear, set the cameras, and looked ahead to this large wildlife area.

Start Of A Day Shooting
Start Of A Day Shooting

As a routine we make a first stop at the beginning of the roads. Gear is checked, lens cleaned, pockets filled with spare whatever’s. Once we go on from here we need to be ready for any quick captures we may find.

ACE Basin, South Carolina.