Life on the River
After a week of boondocking on the shore of the Snake river, I have to say this is one of my favorite spots. We have a good enough mixture of sun and shade to keep us cooler, and power the solar.
There are fisherman in boats that drift past. Mostly over this past weekend. A lot of boats have dogs with them, so it’s like a floating dog parade. I did look out the window Sunday morning however, and saw a boat with no people headed down river. They launch up river from us, and someone obviously didn’t do something right. We watched it till it was out of sight. Hopefully they got it back.
The other morning I was outside with camera in hand, looking for eagles or osprey. Catching them as they dive for fish is my obsession this week. Anyway, I looked down river and noticed there was a family of mergansers sunning on a rock.
They were so dang cute. Mom was pretty aware I was there, so I made sure to not spook her and kept my distance.
And of course, the osprey. The nest across the river with the 3 little ones has kept dad super busy.
I still haven’t been very successful getting the osprey, and the eagles going at each other. It all happens so fast. This is not a great quality photo, but I wanted to share it and give you guys an idea of what happens with these two birds. The osprey are smaller than the eagles, but they sure are fierce.
I captured this young baldy staring right at me.
Giving me the eagle eye.
This guy landed in the tree right outside the RV.
This one has a fish. They seem to carry them much closer to their body than the osprey do.
Today we head over to Jackson. I’m actually kinda sad about it this time. I love boondocking over staying in a campground any day of the week, and since we have shows the next two weekends, no boondocking for us.
I’m pretty certain we will be back here in the future, at some point though.