Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Crab Creek

This post is linked to the new meme of NatureFootstep Waters.

Crab Creek is at the southern end of Tin Can Bay. Dense mangroves line both sides of the creek. Behind the mangroves on the southern side of the creek is a large area of open shallow water and sandbars which the shorebirds use as a roost site. There are four entrances from the creek. The first entrance is immediately opposite the boat ramp and is used as an anchoring area for boats. All photos enlarge when clicked on.
The other entrances are well-hidden narrow passages and give no idea of the extent of the waterways and sandbars in the area. (This photo is also taken looking out toward the creek.)
The main area of water stretches for quite a distance behind the sheltering mangroves.
There are other more shallow areas that end in thick grasses and sedges right under the taller trees.
Even without seeing shorebirds, it is a beautiful place to kayak.
I will post tomorrow about some of the shorebirds I counted at this roost the other day.

10 comments:

  1. Love mangrove areas! We have those when we're in Florida. Need a kayak!

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  2. these are lovely - you really should try to load your photos in a larger format - i know we can click to enlarge, but they deserve to be displayed larger. :)

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  3. This would be a very relaxing ride on the boat. What a lovely place. Mangrove areas are full of diversity and really fascinating.

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  4. Your photos are wonderful. The reflections are so clear!

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  5. What a beautiful place to kayak! Gorgeous photos, have a great day!

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  6. wish I had a place like that to go kayaking. So beautiful with the shallow water. Looking forward to your post tomorrow.

    Glad to see you joined NF Waters. :)

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  7. Wonderful images. I enlarged them all and really enjoyed them. That's a pretty big creek!

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  8. Looks like a wonderful place on earth.

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  9. Ah, yes! I would love to be out there in a kayak!

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  10. Love your first photo, amazing colours!

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