U.S. Airmail Service’s 87th, – Little Island – Sand Bay – False Cape 20050515

Distance: 5.46

The weather has been iffy this weekend, a lot of potential for T-Storms, but I took a look at the forecast, and the weather, and figured I had a good 3+ hour window before any bad weather would appear. The weather today was in the lower 80s, with about 10-15 mph of wind out of the South Southwest.

I decided to try a new spot this time, and launched from Little Island Park. This is a nice launch site, but I think it is probably impossible to use in the summer, due to crowds at the beach across the street.

Headed out to Little Island, and stayed pretty close to the shore to avoid the wind, about halfway up the island I came across a small meadow along the shore that was filled with small white flowers. It was pretty cool, and I got some enjoyable pictures.

Continuing along the shore, and I was originally planning on checking out the Western shore of Long Island, but I decided not to fight the wind and stayed on the Eastern side. After seeing nothing of interest, and noting that my time was running short, I headed across Sand Bay to the area around the Back Bay NWR Headquarters. While cruising along the shore, I noticed something strange in a small tree on the shoreline, it was a snake sunning itself in the branches, my daughter later identified it as a cottonmouth. 

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