Popped a few yellow pear tomatoes from our home veggie garden in my sweater pocket and headed out into a foggy Moncton morning to get a few foggy photos.
It was foggy but the visibility at street level was pretty good. I could still see street lights and pedestrian lights at about a block away.
Looking a little above the lights and it was still quite thick fog which blocked a lot of the buildings from view.
I thought I would try to get to the river before the fog lift, again, which is about a half hour walk. I tried a week ago but the fog lifted before I had walked halfway to the river. I tried to go fast but so many things looks so cool in the fog.
Victoria Park: Same Spot The Fog Lifted Last Week
When I got to the halfway point which is Victoria park the fog was still hanging in there. I snapped a couple of pictures and kept on going towards the river. The fog was still low but getting thinner.
Victoria Park Moncton
When I got to the Subway which only goes under the tracks as we really don’t have a subway I could not see the downtown buildings I normally see looking this way. That was a good sign that the river may still be foggy as I was only 5 minutes away now.
Downtown Moncton in the Fog
The first thing I saw as the river was becoming visible was this Bald eagle on the muddy riverbank. As soon as he saw me he grabbed his breakfast and headed across the river where it was quieter.
A Bald Eagle Enjoying Breakfast at the Petitcodiac River Moncton
I managed a couple of photos of him flying across the river. Looked pretty cool over the water gliding with a seagull in his talons.
When I first say what he was carrying I thought maybe it was an Atlantic salmon but when I zoomed in on my photo I could see it was a seagull.
This is when I wish I had a zoom lens that would take me further. Maybe for Christmas.
The fog was pretty much off the water by this time but when I looked behind me the city was still under a blanket of fog from about 20 feet up so the tops of building were mostly hidden from view.
I could see builds right in front of me but those right behind them like the Assumption building was hard to see. The Aliant or NBTel Tower was completely hidden in the fog still.
The Fog Covered Spider Webs With Dew
The fog quickly lifted in Moncton but I could still see the fog was over Riverview on the other side of the river so I followed the river trails to Vaughan Harvey Blvd and then straight up Vaughan Harvey to Mountain road where I live.
As I was getting closer to Vaughan Harvey I noticed spider webs were visible because of the dew the fog left on the webs. Very cool as they are normally hard to see and sometimes hard to photograph.
The River View of Riverview in the Fog
As I walked to Vaughan Harvey Blvd I was constantly looking left to Riverview as the fog was lifting so that just the top of trees were in the fog. Love seeing fog like this.
Looking Across The Petitcodiac River Towards Riverview