A lot of warm rain overnight (and then turning sharply colder). We went back to have a look at where the turtle was. No sign of turtle, also no sign of any ice, just open water.
Also stopped in and chatted with a ranger. Sounded like what we saw was not too unusual. He was a little surprised an eagle hadn't swooped in for an easy meal. I'm guessing that the thick fog precluded that fate. But we'll never know what happened to that fellow.
On closer examination (but not too close), it was clearly alive, but barely moving. Perhaps it was about done with, or perhaps this time of year that's just the way it is. Its speed seemed to be about 2 or 3 minutes per foot.
She also spotted this guy, thought it was dead too --
biking - dark blue bike1:23:24 16.64 mi (5:01 / mi) ahr:99 max:124
Out with Gail again, this time along the east side of the Great Dismal Swamp, using an abandoned road that has been converted to multi-use. Nice place to ride, also a bit weird just now as it was low 60s out but also snow and ice around. Most of the road was clear but wet, some puddles, and some snow/ice/slush.
So we got a bit wet, and Gail crashed twice in the snow/ice/slush, but it seems she mostly survived. And it was fun in the way things can be fun/interesting/adventurous just by being different than usual.
Stopped a couple of times to look around, had to put out some effort to catch back up.
biking - dark blue bike43:35 11.72 mi (3:43 / mi) +64ft3:42 / mi ahr:129 max:152
Heading north, but still balmy, upper 50s. Shorts and a LS shirt, normal bike gloves. Pulled off the interstate to visit a short bike trail along the Neuse River, just 2.9 miles one-way. But it was excellent, not a single road crossing and a good bit of character -- not a rail trail so not dead straight.
By myself, Gail figured a day off was wise, so I put in a good effort. And then packed up and hit the road, made it through NC without spending a dime. Or does that not matter anymore? Can't say I keep up with the shenanigans in NC politics.