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Saturday, October 2, 2010

A Trip To Coskata. August 2010.

I took my boat up to Coskata this summer. It's beautiful country up there. Not a lot of people who live here get to experience it. I was able to bring my boat into Coskata Pond only because it was high tide. I would not be able to do it on a low or even a mid tide. I went exploring while I was there. I have never seen so many fiddler crabs in my life. There were thousands and thousands of them there. The shark you see was well inland from the shoreline. I suspect it ventured in on the high tide, got disoriented and was stranded at low tide. The Coskata Caves pictured are interesting. They are located at the mouth of the pond and are quite large. Here are the pictures of Coskata I took while I was there-
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The mouth of Coskata Pond
The mouth of Coskata Pond
Fiddler Crab hole
Fiddler Crabs
Fiddler Crabs
Fiddler Crabs
Thousands and thousands of fiddler crabs
Coskata Pond inlet
The Coskata Glades
Coskata Pond inlet
Stranded shark
Coskata Woods
Coskata Woods
The Coskata Caves
Signs everywhere!
rusty sign
fungus-laden cedar tree
abandoned road
Goldenrod in bloom
a field of goldenrod
scallop shell well inland
sandy road winding through Coskata
the cedar trees cannot grow tall on Coskata because of the constant wind.
I noted tons of driftwood to be had.
Rose Hips
yet another sign
inland road
yup! another sign!
Old Girl
interesting cloud formations
entering Coskata Pond
winding through the shallow channel to Coskata Pond
the channel leading into Coskata Pond. Coskata Woods to starboard.
Coskata Pond channel. Coskata Woods astern.
My location in Coskata Pond on the chartplotter.
old dory anchored in Coskata Pond.
In Coskata Pond. Coskata Woods in background.
Heading back out of Coskata Pond in my boat.
Leaving Coskata Pond.
Leaving Coskata Pond. Coskata Woods to port.
Entrance to Coskata Pond.
Coskata Caves.
Coskata Cave.
A smaller Coskata Cave.
Coskata Cave.
Coskata Cave.
Coskata driftwood.
Inside a Coskata Cave looking out.
Coskata Cave.
Heading home.