|Osprey nest in Mattie Caston|
On Mother's Day the weather was great and Julie and I found ourselves at home with little Mother's Day fanfare so it was time for a SeaDoo adventure. So we loaded up and took off. We decided to follow the shoreline from our dock heading northwest as far as we cared to go. We explored every cove and creek we could find and took our time taking in the sights.
First to Northshore Harbor, then around Moonlight Point to Collins Lane and White Rock. We headed north under 287 bridge to Oak Cove Marina. We came around to Paradise Bay and talked to some friends, Brent and Brenda and then on to Hidden Oaks. Vista Ridge was next and then up the creek in Lakeview all the way to the 3140 bridge. We came out of the creek, after slight technical difficulty, and headed into Mattie Caston.
Mattie Caston Cove is kind of tough to navigate in a boat as there is a lot of timber in the water. We took it easy and slow and made it all the way in. We came across a huge Osprey Nest with a pair of Ospreys patrolling and defending the nest from overhead. We saw a lot of homes and docks we have never seen from the water.
Here is our course:
|Central Area of Richland Chambers Lake|
|Our former Bennington|
|2859 Bridge, think the blue spot means anything?|
|Osprey nest close to Hickey Island|
|Julie in action, just off of Hickey Island|
|Picnic on the Island|
The last big adventure of the day was to visit the Oil Derrick south of the island off of Vista Ridge. The rig doesn't appear to be functioning, but then again I'm no expert. There was another big Osprey nest up in the rig and the pair were circling around while we were close.
|Osprey nest on the Oil Rig|