An early morning high tide was the perfect oportunity for me to go for a kayak around Pepin Island this morning...
Another group of kayakers were already on the water, as seen from the road to Cable Bay (above).
Delaware Bay can be seen in the background beyond the esturay. Half an hour later as we (Devon and I) were paddling across the same area all that cloud had disappeared into the morning sun. The top of Pepin Island was still covered in cloud as we set of across the esturay. I had a close encounter with what was probably a large Eagle Ray soon after leaving. About 1 meter across, It cruised right under my kayak in only two or three feet of water, then cirled both of us before darting away with an impressive burst of speed. The water he was swimming in was so shallow that you could clearly see his wake on the surface as he sped away, inches off the bottom.
He was to be the only fish-like creature I saw today. I was hoping to catch some fish for dinner tonight but although I towed a lure all the way around the island, I came home empty handed. Never mind.