G.I. Bill Signed - Ashville Bridge Creek




All the forecasts this morning had things looking ugly after noon today, so I figured I could sneak a quick one in this morning. Well the forecast was not totally correct, as the Low to our South stalled a bit, and the off shore winds made for a beautiful morning and afternoon.
I opted for a quick run up Ashville Bridge Creek, for a peek a the Lotus, as it is time for them to start blooming, so i thought I would check it out the long way.
Arriving at Horn Point the usual "Eco" tour was departing, and I didn''t want to get stuck behind a dozen or so "Eco" tourists, so I had a quick chat with Danny, and off I went.
Caught up with the "Eco" in no time. I think it was by the second turn, and from there on in the creek was pretty much mine.
Made it up to the lotus in pretty good time, and they pretty much dominate the Northern most quarter mile of the creek, and that is pretty impressive considering that they had essentially disappeared for for so long. The first blooms are just beginning to appear, and as far as I could tell the plants towards the North are further along then the rest. I imagine that the next couple weeks will be even more impressive as the peak for blooming comes closer.
On my return I came across a great wild rose, that looked like it was just past it's peak, but still had plenty of beauty left to enjoy.
Pretty much hauled butt down the creek, for no apparent reason, except to see if I could maintain a good speed for the distance.
The wind was building, so I took a pass on a loop around the North end of Back Bay. After getting the boat tied down, I stopped and chatted with Danny for a while, and enjoyed the weather as well as the scenery.

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Ashville Bridge Creek


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Ashville Bridge Creek


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The crooked tree on Ashville Bridge Creek


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Egret wading (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Snowy Egret on Ashville Bridge Creek. I sat here getting blown by the wind, while the bird played cat and mouse.


Egret on Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Drifted up enough to get better angle.


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Egret with a fish on Ashville Bridge Creek


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Lotus on Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Southern extent of the Lotus, not that thick here.


Lotus spanning Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Lotus as far as the eye can see


Lotus on Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
More Lotus and More Lotus...


Lotus Flower (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
First Lotus for me this year...


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This is a much better view of a Lotus


Lotus on Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Another picture of a lotus


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


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Lotus blooming on Ashville Bridge Creek


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Wild Rose on Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Great wild rose that I passed along the way.


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Wild Rose on Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Some detail of a wild rose on Ashville Bridge Creek


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casing (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Dragon Fly larval casing, I had the zoom lens on, and had problems wit the focus


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casing (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Another view, was in the margin of shadow


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Wild Rose on Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Rose Blooming on Ashville Bridge Creek


Wild Rose on Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Another wild rose


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Blue Heron on Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Blue Heron on Ashville Bridge Creek, just barely had time to pull out the camera.


Blue Heron on Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Blue Heron taking flight


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