The Magic of Morning Mist – Bantry Bay

Paddling into Bantry Bay mist

Paddling into Bantry Bay mist

My addiction to mid-paddle coffee invariably takes me up Middle Harbour to Bantry Bay, a beautiful and quiet bay which most mornings has fine a layer of fog sitting just above the water. On this particular morning, with very cold early conditions, the mist appeared from the distance like a bushfire burning on the water, with high wisps of fog drifitng and swirling in the wind.

At the same time the coffee man was drifting between parked boats and I was keeping an eye on him to make sure I didn’t miss out on my morning coffee. But I felt drawn to the magical fog and slowly paddled into the midst of it, enjoying the hazy sunlight illuminating the shallow water as the mist slowly burnt off under the morning sun.

It’s experiences like this that make early morning kayaking so cool. Get out there! πŸ™‚

Shifting mists

Shifting mists

Getting closer to the fog...

Getting closer to the fog...

Sunshine through the mist

Sunshine through the mist

What a morning!

What a morning!