05:30, 77F, ground fog. full moon setting in the west. everything quiet except for reddog. going out on the water.
07:50, low tide coming in at CK. oyster bars showing. ospreys squabbling in their nest in the big pine across the street from the lab. low 80's, wind W, 5-10, mostly cloudy with a storm on the NW horizon. water temps 28-29C, low 80's. a light chop. a dolphin blew right next to the boat when we were entering the main channel. some cormorants, a few brown pelicans, a fair amount of frigate birds. esp. at seahorse. moderate catches in the big haul seine. some juvenile black drum. reds, a few sheepsheads. one big blk. drum. a long-nosed gar (just outside the back creeks) and lots of pinfish of both sizes, young of the year and adults. tore a big hole in the bait seine it caught on an oyster overhang and something else that wouldn't let go..mended it with cable ties so we could finish up the last set. changed it out when we got back. happy to be back on the water again!
15:30, very high moon tide at #4 bridge. a few herons in the spartina, which is blooming. delivered eggs to a friend and went right home to let young dogs out.
16:20, 84F, slightly overcast. a breeze from the west. sheep in the pasture. yellow dogs sleeping under house. took last of yesterday's laundry off the clothes line.
19:30, got 4 eggs. reddog feeling puny. the heat and mosquitos are taking their tole on us all.
20:45, 81F, humid. no wind at all. hazy. full moon tonight. if the mosquitos weren't so bad, I'd go out and look for it.