Winter is usually pretty nice to us but we do have to work our way through a month or so of it. Of course a winter day to us is one when the temperature does not get above 50F. Read more here.
The air temperature made it to 67F today. Can we actually call that winter? We might as well since we know that winter cannot be far away.
Some good weather and warm water draw us to the river.
Finally the water has warmed to over 70F and it is time to start paddling.
Raymond’s Gut just up the river from Swansboro, North Carolina, froze in the wake of the Siberian Express. Fortunately our freeze-up only lasted a little over a day. This morning we had a little fog on the river but were ice free. Our temperature managed to hit 66F this afternoon before heading back down.
Read more at this link, The Frozen Crystal Coast.
Memories of the north country come flooding back as the last of winter’s icy visits the marshes of coastal North Carolina.
We had a gloomy Friday and 2.9 inches of rain on Saturday morning. The clouds never left but we might get some of that valuable sunshine on the dock tomorrow.