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A Quick Morning Stop

I left the house early this morning heading to a meeting at DeGray Lake Resort State Park (yeah, sometimes it’s tough to be me). I left early so I could take my time and see what the sunrise had in store for me. I brought my new Nikon Coolpix P7000 to play with just in case a good shot presented itself. It was a clear sky so I figured that I wouldn’t get much in the way of shots of the sky. I always like the texture of a few white, puffy clouds to balance out with whatever I have happening in the bottom of the frame. So I’m riding along and realized I hadn’t stopped at the Rockport Ledge near Malvern, AR in several months and I owed it to myself to check things out.

It was nice a quiet down there on the banks of the Ouachita River. The water was a little low and it was a weekday early  in the morning. If you come when the dam up river is releasing you’ll see why this is a favorite with the playboaters. Also, a great beginners float is to put in up near the dam and float on down to the ledge. A wonderful, beautiful little float and only about 40 minutes outside of Little Rock. The morning was perfect for just wandering around the area. I did get to see an Osprey hunting for breakfast but he didn’t dive on anything while I was watching. So here are some photos you might enjoy of the morning.

The park has a lot of amenities including a bath house, picnic tables, boat ramp and nice paved walkways down to the water.

The park has a lot of amenities including a bath house, picnic tables, boat ramp and nice paved walkways down to the water.

The "House Sized Rock"

The "House Sized Rock"

The Ledge "1"

The Ledge "1"

The Ledge "2"

The Ledge "2"

Looking at The Ledge from up river.

Looking at The Ledge from up river.

The Ledge from above.

The Ledge from above.

Looking up river. (Notice the Osprey)

Looking up river. (Notice the Osprey)

I think I might have to go learn this whole playboat thing one day soon.

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