Bald Eagle

March 19, 2010

The first Bald Eagle I’d ever seen in my life…(in the wild that is)… It was pure chance (or maybe the universe working its’ magic) that we had just been talking about them, when he appeared…at first sitting on the sand bar as if to enjoy a day at the beach.  By the time I got my camera out, he had taken flight, but not before I captured this shot.  We were on the way home, nearly to our dock on the Julienton when he arrived.  The perfect end to yet another magical Blackbeard trip.

Bald Eagle over the Julienton (a lousy title I think, feel free to make a suggestion)

pen & ink with watercolor washes

©2010 Heather L. Young

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After about an hours journey up the Julienton and across the sound, you’ve arrived at Blackbeard.  If you’ve ever been, you know that there’s always at least one bird there to welcome you…in my case, two.

Welcome to Blackbeard

pen & ink with watercolor washes

©2010 Heather L. Young

catch of the day…

October 2, 2007

Yesterday was spent meandering around the Sapelo River, with Mom, Granny S., Uncle Captain George, and Sharon.  Due to a Northeaster, we were unable to cross the sound to my beloved Blackbeard and St. Catherine’s Islands, but we did manage to bring home one rather large catch…surfing the chop down the river, a floating dock.  The great winds must have blown it loose, and we managed to haul it in with us.  It is of great quality and decent size, and the perfect extender to our own floating dock.  Just so happened the little birdie (affectionately named Chip) found our find of great interest, and rode along with us for about 30 minutes…see below….

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loved this picture…although, I can’t remember the name of these birds…