Photographer James Overstreet and I caught up with Chris Lane at 8:30 this morning, right where we left him yesterday afternoon at 1:30. But we weren't there five minutes before Lane made a short run to the north end of Observation Shoal, not far from Bird Island.
Speaking of birds, it sounds like you're in the heart of the Amazon when Lake Okeechobee's birds are going through their early morning greetings.
Lane appears to have this huge shoal of pencil reeds to himself. And it's more protected from a 10-mile-per-hour southwest wind than the place he started this morning.