In Morehead City, one of several launch sites: I went upstream/up tide/up wind up Calico Creek. Good exercise! This is very inhabited, although less so once one gets up beyond a small bridge – There were lots – LOTS! – of gulls and terns and cormorants. Not all were practicing social distancing. Most impressive were the egrets, both Great and Snowy: I wonder who dresses his hair?!? I sat and watched him fish for quite a while, although I had to wedge myself between some of those mollusks to not drift rapidly out with the tide. It made photography challenging.
This heron was more shy, keeping its distance.
It’s hard to read – it says “DOCK OF INDECISION” at the head of the dock. And then it was back to the waiting Roadtrek. This is definitely not a ramp in the civilized sense of the term, but made for a great place to launch. I wouldn’t want to do it without shoes, though – lots of sharp shells, and some glass.