Third Times the Charm - North Landing River - Blackwater Creek




Well being the stubborn person that I am, I had to complete this trip, and today was the day. The weather was nice, a light wind and temp was just under 60.

I have been looking at this route for a while now on aerial photos and such, and I was not even sure it could be done. The route was down the North Landing River, up a tributary and down a ditch meeting up with Blackwater Creek. The big question was the ditch, from the pictures I had looked at, it appeared pretty narrow, and possibly a bit shallow. Well it was pretty narrow, but not shallow at all, but the approach from the North was shallow enough that the kayak was rubbing bottom here and there. The gauge at Pungo Ferry Road was reading 8.9 so if you are going to try it I would use that as a reference.

There was not a whole lot of activity above the water, but a lot going on underneath. It seems that just about every turn I took, something under the water stirred.

The majority of the time I spent playing with the new toys, still figuring out the new GPS, I think I got it figured out for the most part. I was also doing some comparison pictures with my camera, and the Binocular camera I got for Christmas. It seems to do a good job, but it has no display so you have to wait to see the results.

Date Launch Site Distance Photos
12/30/2006 Old Pungo Ferry Road Small Boat Launch 5.30 24
Cypress Tree (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Cypress tree off of the North Landing River


Reeds along North Landing River (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Reeds off of the North Landing River, and also for checking old camera with new camera


North Landing River Marsh (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Center is the ditch I was looking for


fish (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
small fish freaking out...


ditch (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
A good reference of the ditch, 3 tenths of a mile long, and about 3 yards wide


Blackwater Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
South end of the ditch at Blackwater Creek


Blackwater Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Blackwater Creek aproaching North Landing River


Blue Herron  (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Blue Heron in the reeds


Pungo Ferry Road Bridge (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Another comparison with the new camera. Thats the Pungo Ferry Bridge in the background


Cypress Tree (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Interesting Cypress roots


North Landing River Marsh (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
North Landing River


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Bird with new Camera


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Aerial GPS Combo


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