Monday, January 26, 2009

Red Sky At Morning...

Monday, January 26, 2009
What was that old saying about the weather for sailors? Red sky at night, sailor's delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning?

I and a couple of dozen hearty souls are heading out to sea today on a pelagic trip. This is the final activity for the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival in Titusville, Florida.

It's too early for the sun to be up this morning, so I'm using a sunrise form a few days ago. The weather looks promising, so I'm not too worried about having rough seas. I'm just hoping that, if the morning sky is red, the saying won't be:

Red sky at morning, the birding is boring.

I'm excitied. This is my first pelagic trip in a long time. We don't get to do too many pelagic trips in southeaster Ohio. The only thing that could make my anticipation higher would be if it were Talk Like A Pirate Day.

Special thanks to Connie Toops for the photo advice on this sunrise photo, and to Jeff Gordon for the rain suit. Hope I don't need it.


On January 26, 2009 at 7:16 AM Julie Zickefoose said...

Fair weather and following seas to you. Call me when you get back on land.
There will probably be 6 inches of fresh snow when you get back. Your skis await.

On January 26, 2009 at 8:47 PM KatDoc said...

I will never get to do a pelagic. I get sea sick in a bathtub. :(

See lots of neat birds and take pics for us, 'kay?