The Ramp Runneth Over - Back Bay




Well I planned on a longer trip, but decided to cut it short, because the weather looked like it could have been nastier as the day went on. When I launched the kayak, it was a nice clear day, with a slight breeze out of the North, but in a short time, the wind picked up and started shifting to the West as clouds started developing to the Northwest. So I figured I'd head North while I was fresh, and use the wind on the way back, but as I continued to paddle the clouds started looking worse so I turned the kayak back for the ramp.
Water levels were way up today, due to the Southerly winds we've had all week, and all the marshes were flooded, which must have been the reason I saw a lot a small water snakes today. For the most part all I saw were the snakes and a few red-winged blackbirds. Today was really one of those Charles Kuralt Sunday morning kind of days, wind rustling through the reeds, with the sounds of birds and frogs providing the back drop.
The first picture and the last, give an idea of how it started looking like bad weather was coming. I really don't want to be the tallest thing on the water while holding and 8 foot lightning rod.

Date Launch Site Distance Photos
05/27/2006 Drum Point - Mill Landing 4.40 12
Launch site at Horn point VDGIF ramp at high water (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Launch site at Horn point VDGIF ramp at high water, water has come over the road


Launch site at Horn point VDGIF ramp at high water (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Launch site at Horn point VDGIF ramp at high water, water has come over the road.


Wind blown tree on Back Bay (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wind blown tree on Back Bay


Nice Back Yard (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Nice back yard


Reeds along Back Bay (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Reeds along Back Bay


Cloud (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Cloud


Red Winged Black Bird (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Red Winged Black Bird


Red Winged Blackbird (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Red Winged Blackbird


Clouds developing over Back Bay (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Clouds developing over Back Bay


Clouds developing over Back Bay (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Clouds developing over Back Bay


Clouds developing over Back Bay (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Clouds getting ugly over Back Bay, the picture does not look as bad as it was


Clouds developing over Back Bay (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Clouds getting ugly over Back Bay, the picture does not look as bad as it was




08/23/2019 10:15:54 PM

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