My little Georgia Bunny's have put away their 4th of July clothes. They have gathered their Sand buckets, Badminton rackets, Beach ball, Hula hoop, Butterfly net and Flip flops! They are ready to go to the lake!
Last week I showed you the Saints parents lake in Virginia. This week, we shall stay here in Georgia and enjoy our lake. Well, we may also be on South Carolina waters as this lake runs along both states. The Savannah and Little Rivers both cross just above the dam to form the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi River! J. Strom Thurmond/Clarks Hill Lake has 75,000 acres of wetland for our boating pleasures.
During drought seasons, the lake gets really low. Here you see this boat is out of the water when it should be in the water. This boat owner will not be able to enjoy their boat until the water rises a bit. (This was last year and we are no longer in a drought so the lake has risen)
Always trying to look at the bright side of a dismal time, one can see what is under the water during low water times. Here you see the brown rock landscaping.
Here you see pure Georgia Clay! Lucky for us, we don't have much of this in our yard.
This dock which is usually floating on the water, is sitting on a mixture of pebbles and sand.
This spot shows the white rocks.
Pure soft sand at this spot. The lake terrain is diverse and that makes for a great habitat for much wildlife.
Here is some of the wildlife we see at the lake. High upon a power tower, we see Osprey in a nest.
A Killdeer enjoys hunting for food.
As does this Great Egret.
Canadian Geese really enjoy the lake.
Blue Heron taking off after we got a little too close to him.
The highlight of each boat cruise is when we spot a Bald Eagle soaring high in the sky.
This Great Blue Heron is enjoying a fish he caught.
What is that on the boat ladder?
Oh, little frog, what are you doing on the boat? Gee, now we have to beach the boat on the shoreline to let you go. What next?
Well a lizard of course. Now we have to rescue you as well. We try to hunt the boat over for such passengers but at times, they are hiding too well for their own good. Sail boats lined up look like telephone poles from the distance.
Ah, that is the sail boat I like to see.
I find dead trees lying in the water, a work of art.
I am not sure what you call this. Maybe a Georgia version of a Beach Buggy!
On this day, we spotted this one lone cloud in the sky. I think it looks like Casper the Friendly Ghost flying around.
We visited our friends Georgia Lake a few weeks ago. Lake Jackson is much smaller then Clarks Hill Lake but fun in the sun all the same!
Here the Saint is getting ready to partake in some water sports.
He was being a bit of a Smarty Pants on the tube so the Captain of the boat decided to really let him have some hig speed fun. Click on the video to see the Wipe Out!
No tubing for me as I am happy with kicking back and relaxing and waiting to see what I can spot next. We really do enjoy our time on this GEORGIA LAKE, when not, In the Garden...