Friday, July 22, 2011

Our adventure continues...with a boat ride...

Saturday was the day we were going to split our foursome into pairs...as Don and Gerry headed off to Oakland for a double header...Chris and I headed into Suisun for a boat ride...we stopped at Subway and picked up sandwiches for the cruise...it was to be a 2 1/2 cruise through the Suisun marshes. It looks like a big river to me...but I am not a water expert...hey...the only water we have here are lakes, the ocean and a few creeks and waterfalls when the snow melts...this could have been the Mississippi for all I knew...
We took out seat at the front of the boat...we were the first ones on board...so we got the best views I think...no having to get my neck all crazy to see...and I wanted to see everything...
So pretty and peaceful out here on the water...it was a cool day...it never went over 72 degrees...I wore my windbreaker for the whole time...have I told you how much I love the water...this was very thrilling for me...but then I excite pretty easily...
There was a flock of white pelicans...I have only seen gray ones before...they are quite common at the beach...but these white ones fascinated me.
The tour guide said that we were in an estuary... not a part of the delta... it can't be considered part of the Sacramento Delta because the water is brackish...I found out later that meant there was a lot of wood in the water...hey, what do I know...I thought it had something to do with the salt content...we are close to the ocean here...remember...not the water expert...
Not too many boats out on the water this day...not enough birds either...hey where did they all go?? I was told it's too late in the day for very many birds to be around...
Hey...here's one...a gray heron I was told...oh he's pretty!
Another one...yippee!!
Lots of tall grasses blowing in the breeze...
We went out for about 6 or so miles and learned all kinds of things about the history of the area...too much for me to retain...I should have taken notes...but anyway...it was a wonderful ride...I saw some birds...cattle and a jumping fish...all in all a fine trip. Thanks Chris, for such a nice day...
I have a busy weekend planned, so I will show you more on Monday...until then...
Enjoy your weekend, my friends!!

6 comments:

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

It looks beautiful, Linda. And 72 degree temperatures would be heavenly! I spent 8 hours on the lake yesterday and it was over 100 degrees! It was fun, but super hot!
Enjoy your day!
Angela

Honey at 2805 said...

Looks like a wonderful , cool day on the lake. As for us, the heat continues and no rain since May (I think).

Traci said...

Wow! It's sooo pretty! I can't imagine 72 degrees right now! It's been raining all day here & it's still 80 here.

Too many eggs said...

wow what a fantastic day....

adventure days...... are the best day..

Leontien said...

It sure looked like you had a great day! And 72 degrees, oh my i would do anything for that right now! haha

Thanks
Leontien

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love boast rides on calm waters. They are so relaxing. It looked like a nice day..and nice and cool!