Water Clarity Check - North East River

Trip dates: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Trip length: 
1 day
Type of watercraft: 

Dobbs and I kayaked off Red Point Beach 1.75 miles out onto the Flats.  The late afternoon was overcast and calm.  Crossing the Northeast River, water clarity/visibility was about two feet.  On the Flats, we turned around a half-mile shy of my summer snorkeling waypoints with no sign of improved water clarity.  Seagulls floated in flocks.  We heard "coo-hoos" in the distance, the call of tundra swans, I think.