|Resting on Burntpot Island|
The weather has finally turned cool, with the mercury dropping to just above the freezing mark overnight. Finally, a change in the weather. On Friday, I was paddling in a kayak with just a t-shirt and shorts. It was a great day even if it was a little windy (12 knots) as I made my way north through the Skidaway Narrows along the Intracoastal Waterway. Heading south were at least a dozen sailboats, many of which were flying Canadian flags. Toward the north end of Skidaway Island, I explored a creek around the backside of Burntpot Island and, as it was high tide, paddled through the marsh. I also got to watch a bald eagle watching me from its perch high in a pine tree. Paddling back, I was passed by the Savannah Fire boat.
|Enlarge to notice the snails on the grass (spartina)|
|Savannah Fire Boat|
|Another boat coming out to race|
|waiting for the gun to sound|
|Sanders in Savannah taken from my iphone|
Bernie Sanders was in town last night and spoke to an overflowing crowd (2600 seats and not everyone was able to make it in and the publicity in advance wasn’t that good). My daughter wanted to go and so I went along with her and a friend. It was interesting to watch him live. Personally, I believe the only candidate that has as much energy as he has is Trump (and interestingly, they are both on the extreme of their parties). He spoke for nearly 90 minutes on pretty much every topic. He was also funny, but I doubt he has a chance. It was a pleasure to go with my daughter as she’ll be voting this year and would like to see all the candidates. I remember in my first election to vote (1976), I got to see Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan (and even shook hands with Nancy) as well as Jimmy Carter and his challenger Eugene McCarthy (with whom I had a cup of coffee). She shares that same excitement.