The weather of the past few weeks had the deadheads out and about. Keeping a good look out was very important. This one would have made your day a a sad one, if you hit it. It was about 15 ft long and 8-10in in diameter.
The waterway before it widens out into bay and various tributaries can be quite beautiful and peaceful. Once you pass Coinjock there are places that feel as if you leave civilization behind you.
It would not be unexpected to see an alligator if you go down Alligator River NC, right? We have been up and down this river many times but this is a first. We have anchored in the Everglades and not seen hide nor hair of one. I guess a quick swim later is out of the question.