Furnace Bay

Trip dates: 
Monday, December 7, 2020
Trip length: 
1 day
Type of watercraft: 
  • Looking east from the kayak launch at Perryville Town Park
  • The railroad tunnel south of Principio Furnace

42 degrees, NW 5-10 with gusts to 20, sunny

In reviewing the hunting schedule, I noticed that there's a break in waterfowl hunting between 11/27 and 12/15.  We could safely and serenely go birdwatching in Furnace Bay, our favorite spot to do so.  Despite seeing tundra swans, geese, a ruddy duck, buffleheads, mergansers, herons, eagles, and more, I don't have a single good photo to share.  It takes me sufficiently long to remove my overgloves and insulated gloves and reach through my life preserver and into my jacket pocket for the camera, that the wary birds are flying away long before I frame a shot.  That's okay - their flight is their protection, and their beauty is in my memory.  You'll just have to visit Furnace Bay and see for yourself!