Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Back in the Ditch, and It’s Feeding Time

The ICW (Intracoastal Waterway) has its good and bad features. Good: inshore and protected, close to towns, pretty (in many areas). Bad: can be straight and boring and not-so-pretty in some areas, still air lets bugs descend and eat you alive. We left Beaufort, NC, and headed north in the ICW. Almost immediately, the horsefly invasion started, so we kept the fly swatter handy and kept count. Us: 32. Horseflies: 0 (bites). They’re not too bright, which is a good thing for us, because they land on the bimini (sun screen) and just sit there until you kill them. We counted our blessings, though. When we passed this way last year, we killed over 100 in one day. Below is just a small sample of our carnage.

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