As we were waiting for the L&N Bridge to open the Admiral got these two pictures of a Black Crowned Night Heron
And this Raptor, we think is a red shouldered Hawk.
This is the East entrance to the Rabbit Island Anchorage, Rabbit Island is on the left and is was not apparent as we motored in with calm winds but there was a bit of current running through this oxbow. A Oxbow is a U shaped body of water so you can usually find a safe anchorage from winds that may come from any direction.
This is the east entrance looking out towards the ICW after we got the anchors set.
Our friend Howell sent us a picture of this structure on Rabbit Island warning us to not anchor near due to the Tow traffic which you can see in the background.
The guidebook mentioned the railroad that runs near the anchorage and mentioned that you might hear train whistles throughout the night. Shortly after anchoring a train came by and blew it's horn mighty and proud. The Admiral was not amused. Even though several more trains passed through we did not hear any more whistles...The Anchor gods were looking after me!
There is always a sunset to enjoy...Rabbit Island style.
Underway 4:43hrs, 29.5 Nm.,Avg speed 5.5 Kts. , 74 degrees,Prtly cloudy 5-10 SE winds.