They were conducting dredging operations in the channel, where the really bad stuff is. It was wild coming up to the thing. The driver was going back and forth across the channel sucking up the sand, remember this is in the very shallow part. The guy on deck motions us to come forward and get as close to him as possible. As Barry is inching forward (I always get him to navigate the really tricky bits) the dredge swings across in front of us, Barry just had to keep going and the dredge swung back so we could get by him. I swear we were within 5 ft of the machine, talk about nerve wracking.
Here are some random shots taken in the last few days.
A cormorant drying his wings, they have no waterproofing like ducks so they stretch them out to dry
This is what it is all about for these guys!