Another hot summer day required us to ride to Lake Monroe, just short of the causeway we found our way to a high ridge overlooking the lake. We followed on to the end and a bit beyond into the woods. We were overlooking a quiet shallow bay, and as we took a break we first heard, and then saw a small group of great blue herons arriving and take off from the muddy flats. I assume they may be nesting nearby, there were just so many. But maybe they were just having lunch at a favorite spot.
We decided this was not the spot to swim so we came back up the ridge road, as we were riding we saw a logging road heading down to the lake. We took our bikes about half way down, then walked the rest of the way. The water was still warm and we had a good swim, though this time without our floatation cushions. As this was an evening ride, we had to head back. We rode back up 446 and got home about dark.