Fall is in the air, and the end is nigh! I have to say, though, what a fantastic summer. Despite Covid-19 and all the political nuttiness, this was one of the best summers I’ve had in a long time. All good things must come to an end, and fall is certainly coming quickly. Just yesterday I had to put on long pants and a long-sleeved shirt over top of my shorts and t-shirt while walking on the beach. Then again the wind was blowing hard making it chilly! Certainly more of that chilly weather is right around the corner.

As these next few weeks march on the horses will return to their winter habitats and spend most of their time feeding in the marsh and along the dunes. We will still have a few warm days yet, but the fun of chasing the horses around on the beach is closing quickly.

Autumn brings a whole new aspect to the Island, though. I love getting out to a less crowded OSV and doing some hiking. Kayaking and using my skiff is really something I do the whole year around. I call fall, winter and spring the adventure seasons on the Island.

This week was a mixed bag of sorts. We had clouds and rain, sunshine, wind, and more clouds and rain. The weekends are still pretty busy, and it’s warmer today than it was yesterday.

But, I was able to get out a bit this past week with my kayak despite the ever-changing weather. I was dive-bombed by pelicans, found another bald eagle in a tree, and even had a shot at making some images of a colorful oystercatcher.

I caught one quick sunrise and a few more sunsets along the way this week. I thought last night’s sunset was going to be a knockout but it faltered much too early. With the relentless wind yesterday, the red flags were flying… much too dangerous to swim.

And, like any end to a perfect summer of love… I caught Yankee and Gokey-Go-Bones in a special moment together. The two have been with each other for a longtime, and they have had quite a few ‘kids’ together. They are a special pair.

And, just like that the summer of 2020 is one for the record books. I want to thank all of you for hanging out with me this summer reading my gobbledygook here and actually enjoying it.

The days are dimming quicker now which means it will be tougher to get to the Island after work before it gets dark.

Now worries, though, I am not going anywhere. My posts will continue through the fall, winter and spring, however, I just cannot predict the regularity of every Sunday. I have posted this summer more than ever, and this post makes it my 14th since the end of June. I’ve enjoyed interacting with everyone on every post, and I hope you still come by the page after summer ends… I’m hoping this off-season on the Island is just as exciting as the summer was… Only with seals, snowy owls, snow and a lot of fun.

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