Sunday, April 3, 2016

Kittys Photos - Incredible Views

Incredible Views

This is from Back Bay Bungalows Turville Creek in Berlin, MD

Views from Castaways  Accross from Assateague Island

 



 

Kittys Photos - Paddlin' Montgomery County

Paddling Black Hills Regional Park 

Enjoy the beautiful 505-acre lake as well as the wildlife that make the lake their home.

20930 Lake Ridge Drive, Boyds, Maryland 20841
*** from the Parks Site
" With more than 2,000 acres, Black Hill Regional Park offers such a wide variety of outdoor activities that it's impossible to experience it all in a single visit. You'll enjoy picnic shelters near playgrounds, volleyball courts, paved and natural surface trails, and spectacular views of Little Seneca Lake

Private Boating

Little Seneca Lake will be open for use starting March 1, 2016! Boaters with a daily or seasonal boating permit are allowed to use their private boats on the lake from March 1 through December 15. Seasonal permits may be purchased at the Visitor Center. Daily permit fees can be deposited in the fee boxes at the boat ramp or on the Route 121 Bridge pull-off area. Seasonal mooring stakes for private boats are sold at the Visitor Center on a first-come, first-served basis.
PLEASE NOTE: All boats must comply with Maryland State, U.S. Coast Guard and M-NCPPC regulations and standards. Use of gasoline motors is strictly prohibited; only electric motors are permitted. All boats must be off the lake by official sunset"

- I get a seasonal boating permit-covers Lake Needwood also

This is a view of the lake from the put-in

If you don't have your own kayak and want to try the water fun

http://www.montgomeryparks.org/enterprise/park_facilities/boats/blackhill/blackhill_boating.shtm



This guy was swimming beside my kayak, I think he was here long before Me




Regular paddlin'companions


Unbelieveable feeling when the clouds are reflected around you

 The Sky just looks more beautiful from a kayak

When you least expect it, you see groups of heron looking at you

This is the boat ramp.  Not advised for inflatable because of the concrete ramp,

I have been known to do this.

 This is a 380x from SeaEagle.com

This is a 330 from SeaEagle.com w/deluxe seat.  I added the bungee cording to put my paddle through when I am lounging and fishing.


competitive fisherman

Lots of competition for the fish

Looking for the big catch

Lots of observers

This one was really noisy like a tropical jungle bird, but so tiny, I had to paddle quite a while before I could find him in the branches-and fast.  I followed his call.

A little sunbathing going on here!

Some newcomers, getting in practice with their mentor

I followed this one around a little.

"Bad Hair Day?"

This one really stopped to look at me once I got close.



Shy heron, they are hiding their heads


Another sunbather, very colorful

Just a beautiful Lake


Saturday, April 2, 2016

Kittysphotos

Paddling Clopper Lake -Little Seneca State Park Clopper RD

This was a Pose for 15 minutes w/gulp noise every 3 minutes

This is actual a common bird and he apparently was looking for a mate when he was making the loud gulping noise... I found him on Google Search-

Cormorant-they are relatives of frigatebirds and boobies

 

Cormorant makes deep, guttural grunts that sound a bit like an oinking pig. They grunt when taking off or landing, or during mating or aggressive displays, but otherwise are generally silent.

 

Always see lots of Turtles

 
Sometimes you just have to pay attention... they are watching you!

Then they do wierd poses.

And... you wonder what he is saying