morning kayak

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The sun seems to come up late here. This is about 7 AM. I puttered around on the canals, hoping to see an alligator or two.

Didn’t get any good wildlife pics, but I saw a Louisiana Heron successfully fishing. Hmmm… The Audubon site says: The flesh of the young birds (Louisiana Herons) affords tolerable eating. I just wasn’t thinking about eating this bird!

Also saw pelicans, some little terns, a great egret, grackles, weird ducks, and the loch ness monster. Probably was a carp.

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I think this one was after my paper cup of cold cereal…

I learned that kayaking (even in putter mode) is one of those things (along with snow shoveling, sweeping, typing, knitting, triceps weight work, lifting my coffee cup) that irritate my tendonitis. …le sigh le sigh…

knitting

I started the Prairie Rose Shawl (ravelry link) with some georgeous Madeline Tosh dk just before leaving. I figured I’d work on it on the plane. I copied the pattern out of my book but didn’t read through it before I left. I wasn’t very far along before I found an abbreviation I didn’t know! sk2p. I had to put it down and go buy a book because I’d finished the one I brought on the first leg part of the flight.

I told kiddo I need somebody with internet access to look it up for me (we pretty much live in the mobile dark ages, we don’t even have cell phones). He said why don’t you just ask somebody with a computer? So I saw somebody nearby, and asked if she’d look up a knitting abbreviation, and she was intrigued. She is a knitter! But clearly not obsessed like most of us because she didn’t know one could take needles on a plane, and didn’t know about ravelry (I told her she should join, it is way better than the Lion free patterns she’s been looking at). The connection wasn’t very good, so we didn’t have any luck. I got it figured out once I got here and could look around. I need to work on the shawl with no distractions (ha!) to get beyond some little trouble I’m having… I keep ending up with extra stitches on the row and have to tink back 3 rows to get back to the right number and move forward.

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    Molly Bee said,

    April 15, 2010 @ 8:32 am

    JEALOUS JEALOUS JEALOUS of the early morning kayaking. Especially in such a beautiful place. Shawl pattern is GORGEOUS!

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    Jangann said,

    April 15, 2010 @ 9:21 am

    You’re only out kayaking at sunrise because it’s TOO FREAKING HOT to kayak at any other time.

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    Turtle said,

    April 15, 2010 @ 11:34 am

    nice! both the kayacking an d the rose shawl (was just looking at that last night) is that abb a slip 1 to knit, knit 2 together than slip over slipped stitch? It looks familiar.

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    Chris said,

    April 15, 2010 @ 2:17 pm

    Gorgeous pictures! Hmm, eating herons just doesn’t sound appealing…

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    gramily said,

    April 15, 2010 @ 5:07 pm

    Wishing you an alligator or two…seeing pelicans is pretty special for New Englanders, don’t you think? Have a lovely lovely time and enjoy each other in the warm clime.

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    Emily said,

    April 15, 2010 @ 9:56 pm

    Beautiful beautiful! The sun rises here before 6:30, which is of course why Pigeon gets up then. Maybe we should move further south so I could get more sleep!

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