Back On The Water - Ashville Bridge Creek




Finally I made it out on the water, everything has conspired against me these past couple weeks, but I finally found some time and did a short trip on Ashville Bridge Creek. I also realized that the kayak rack had been off of my truck for a month, and nothing good can come of that.
The lotus on the creek are dying out, and all the blooms are gone. They still cover a very large area of the creek from bank to bank, and I am not sure what kind it was, but I did see the tail of a snake moving away as I passed, so be careful if you go here.
After getting through the lotus the creek was as calm and peaceful as usual, no real activity by any wildlife noticeable, just some fish jumping every now and then. There were very few birds, I guess this is the transitional time for them the summer birds have gone, and the winter birds have not arrived yet.
Not much in the flower department either, got a picture of probably the last swamp hibiscus, and a couple of pictures of the small daisy like flowers that usually dont flourish until it gets a bit colder.
Well Sunday is football, but I have Monday off, so I will try and get the kayak out again, on a hopefully longer trip.

Date Launch Site Distance Photos
10/06/2007 Lotus Garden Park, Virginia Beach 2.25 19
Lotus on Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Lotus spanning the creek


Lotus spanning Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Different angle, and better lighting of the density of the lotus


Lotus on Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Lotus Pond


Water level at bridge (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Gage at the bridge at lotus pond


Lotus spanning Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
In the middle of the lotus, this is the clear spot in the middle


lotus plant seed pod (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Whats left of a lotus seed head.


Lotus (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
The lotus are dying out for the winter.


Swamp Hibicus blooming late (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
One of the last Swamp Hibiscus for the season


Swamp Hibicus blooming late (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
A better angle of the Swamp Hibiscus


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Flowers on Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
One of the little daisy like flowers that are all over in the fall


Flowers on Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Another of the little daisys


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Flowers on Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
A bunch of the little daisy like flowers on Ashville Bridge Creek


tree (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
The leaning tree, still hanging in there, it has been at least a year that it has been like this, I wonder how much longer it will last


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One of those views on Ashville Bridge Creek that keeps me coming back


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Can barely see the bridge from this vantage point, this is the same place I usually take a reference picture from


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