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Delta Wanderings XXII – Aug 2017 -- “A Classic Delta August"
The big event throughout the country this August was the Total Eclipse of the Sun. Although not in the band of totality we had a pretty good viewing of the Solar Eclipse here in Discovery Bay, Ca.
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As the sun began to disappear the natives became restless and frightened
Peak coverage in Discovery Bay, 37' North Latitude
Great Blue Heron
“A Classic Delta August"
The milder temperatures we had in July were replaced in August with some extreme highs as temps soared to over 110’. As the summer seemed to get hotter and hotter with hazy skies and somewhat muggy weather our bays and sloughs seemed to pick up in water sports activities as people headed to the water to cool down. Our somewhat bland July sunsets were replaced with some pretty spectacular sunrise and sunset skies as smoke from several California wildfires led to some vivid red and orange skies. It was a classic Delta August.
Busy times in Indian Slough
The Great Egret, a tall, stately white wader of quiet waters
Discovery Bay Marina Pano
Sheriff on the move
Click above photo for Indian Slough time lapse
Full Moon over Discovery Bay Lighthouse
What a nice way to cruise around Discovery Bay
Cruising the Levees
Full Moon arising
Great Blue Heron
Mt Diablo sunset from Beaver Bay
Indian Slough Farm
Sunset thru the old Kellogue Creek Barn
Mobile Party Barge, a hunk of dock with a motor
Paragliding over Discovery Bay
A favorite hiding spot for the Sheriff
Coming soon to a wine bottle near you
Ultralight fly over
Beaver chewing on Hyacinth roots
Pacific Pond Turtle, these guys are pretty skittish
We came across 3 youngsters wandering with their mom
Sunset paddle in Beaver Bay
Captain Morgan's Delta Adventures
Group of adolescent Great Egrets
Great Blue Heron
A new popular water toy, Floating Foam Mats
Click above photo to see water slide video
A Drone's eye view
A great way to spend a hot afternoon
Hot nights make for great outdoor movies
Learning how to fish
Cruising Vasco Road, light traffic what a relief!
Kellogue Creek Barn
Mt. Diablo Sunset
Although not in the Delta I thought I would share a night at Wente Winery with Smokey Robinson. Click above photo to see video
If you missed my last "Delta Wanderings -- Back to Nature" blog post check it out at: http://billklipp.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/delta-wanderings-xx-june-2017--back-to-nature
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Thank you soooo much for sharing these absolutely beautiful photos, Bill. Always enjoy them !!! Please keep sharing.
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