Sunday, September 10, 2006

Hagen's Cove

Another stop on our day of exploring the big bend was Hagen's Cove in Taylor county. This was after Steinhatchee Falls and before a grouper sandwich at Roys (excellent!!!), and our travels along the road to nowhere.
















Hagen's Cove is a beautiful spot along the wild big bend coast. There's covered picnic tables and one larger pavillion. The cove is incredibly shallow, clear, and covered with seagrasses.














It's a gorgeous place and I can imagine it's a great place for winter migrant birding. The observation tower gives you a good view of the big picture. There's even a campground.














The boat "ramp" is rustic, but only airboats, kayaks, canoes, and maybe a tiny jonboat could float here anyway. Don't bring your deepwater boat ...leave the Mako 25 at home.

















The shallows were being worked pretty hard by a variety of wading birds, mostly egrets and herons, but this willet was kind enough to allow me to get close enough for a shot.

Tomorrow's post will illuminate what the willet ate. Posted by Picasa

8 comments:

rick said...

did you get any rattling from the earthquake this morning?

Floridacracker said...

huh?

Floridacracker said...

Rick,
Okay I went and read the stories, but no, we didn't notice anything.

Ava said...

Looks like a beautiful palce. And I want to ride in one of those boats! Are they as fun as they look?

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

We have a lot of boat ramps here that look like that one.

Mrs. S said...

Now I want to go canoeing. Curses.

Laura said...

I'm taking notes on this location. I seem to take a lot of notes at this site.
Also, (note to self)we need to buy a canoe!

Floridacracker said...

Ava,
They are fun, but gawdawful loud. It is their big flaw and one that technology has not cured.

Sandy,
That one is your "generic" brand boat ramp.

Mrs. S,
You may want to wait a while :)

Laura,
Be sure to note Roy's in Steinhatchee. Not bad seafood and it's right on the water, but very "come as you are".