|Huge winds from east means angry lake. 815am|
Cold and windy. No motivation to ride today. The lake was very loud today. When on the beach you would have a hard time with normal conversation. Unless you were talking to yourself like I was.
Today is going to be a full day in the store. Open to close. That's OK as I have a lot of admin stuff to do. Hope to sell stuff in between. Really, the spring rush has yet to hit here. Its been a trickle at best to date. Im ready for it. Been ready for quite a while.
Here's a pic from my HP that you have never seen on this blog before. Its a huge mile long marshy area. Its in this area that a million sandhill cranes live in spring.
|See em'? In there somewhere.|
I have a story to go along with the pic.....
Last Wednesday while on my 3 hour ride I rode past this area (as I always do) and as I was heading out of the park I noticed a huge shadow move across the road. Huge.
I thought it was an airplane. I look up to see 16 ( I counted) sandhill cranes flying in a V maybe 50 yards over my head. Im pretty sure cranes do not fly silent but it didn't matter cuz I had the tunes playing in my ear. This configuration was so large it startled me. I watched as they circled and landed in this very marsh. Was very cool.
My HP isn't all beach. Its beach, woods and marsh. Three separate eco systems within a couple hundred yards. Thats why I love that place so much. However the beach is my fav.
Not so sure on what riding I will get in this weekend. Cold and rainy tomorrow. Sunday looks better.
Have a good weekend.