April 20, 2012 – departure

Friday, April 20

I had to head back this morning, and Timmy had to pick up a crowd of students for dune grass planting along the neighbor’s beach, so there would be no repair work today. I packed up our 17 ft boat, the Avocet, and headed back to the dock.

The ride back in the early light was very pleasant. The calm water in the bay and silver lighting set off the stark silhouettes of the multitude of crab traps at the entrance of our canal. This area is evidently well known to be productive!

Back at the dock, I ran into the crowd that was loading up for the vegetation planting. Looked like they were well prepared.

Figure 12. Leaving the camp.

Figure 12. Leaving the camp.

Figure 13. Silhouettes of crab trap floats on a silver background shows the gauntlet we have to navigate coming and going from the Rainey Sanctuary.

Figure 13. Silhouettes of crab trap floats on a silver background shows the gauntlet we have to navigate coming and going from the Rainey Sanctuary.

Figure 14. Students and plants waiting for transportation to the beach planting site.

Figure 14. Students and plants waiting for transportation to the beach planting site.

Figure 15. Estimated status of fill in the study cells. Elevations are inches relative to marsh level. Yellow crescents are the various positions of the outfall in Cell 4. Green lines are constructed containment, orange lines are planned containment, white dots represent pvc marker poles.

Figure 15. Estimated status of fill in the study cells. Elevations are inches relative to marsh level. Yellow crescents are the various positions of the outfall in Cell 4. Green lines are constructed containment, orange lines are planned containment, white dots represent pvc marker poles.

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