Friday, April 15, 2016
Green River and Lake Adger
A wrap up of the Blue Ridge Mountain Spring trip--
I had a morning hike after breakfast Monday, I knew I had to be home in time to feed my dogs so didn't mess around much I had the van ready to roll by 11:30 check out is noon. Like the day before most of the birds were up high and I couldn't see them! Could hear plenty tho...one chickadee photo not much to show for all my phishing..
I took this weird pano of the van, I kinda like the way it looks, like it belongs in a cartoon strip or something...a guy asked what does the Dixxeland Express mean, after viewing my front plate, so I thought about it and then said "It means it's my way out of DixxeLand" he didnt like my answer, and replied Whaaaat? I explained its my escape mobile....he liked that better..
I planned to stop at a couple places on the way home in Polk County, the Green River Gamelands and the Adger Lake which is right next to the gameland. The Green River flows through the game lands and the road follows the river to the lake...the upper part of the road is SOMETHING else tho!
This is Green River Cove Road in NC east of I-26. Talk about a hair pin?? It was a series of hairpins for 3 miles!! I put my van in 1st gear so as to not wear out my new front brakes!! I had to blow my horn on a couple of turns I could not see if anyone was on the way up and I did encounter 2 cars coming up.
Finally when the road straightened out I found the river...
The clouds had come over and it chilled off....once again birds were scarce, so I kept driving...came across one Wild Turkey moving fast to clear the highway...
When I arrived at the lake there was a parking area and boat launch sign said Lake Adger Marina, but I saw no buildings of any kind, a few slips most empty some with pontoons.
You can see how the day had turned grey and chilly and the wind was gusting again not as bad as earlier in the weekend but not comfortable either....I found this gazebo and had a spot of "tea"as they say under the willows. Those concrete tables--one was off balance it threatened to fall over the other the benches were so short the table was up to my chin...very odd...
I scanned the far bank area of the lake and spotted a couple of Greater Yellowlegs, got one horrible fuzzy shot cause they were just too far away...then a Great Blue Heron flew by
On the way out near the reeds and cat tails I spotted a couple of Red Winged Blackbirds...
Some barn swallows were up on the power line preening,
....I set my GPS, Wilma to Home and off we went...took only 3 hrs for her to announce "you have arrived to Home"
Had a great trip, arrived to a wonderful greeting by my dogs who missed me as much as i did them!!
I am planning some day trips hope the weather will be more co-operative so I can spot more spring birds!
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.