West Neck Creek - North Landing River - Pungo Ferry Road - New Boat maiden Voyage.




Today I took out my new Tsunami 145 out for its maiden voyage, it was great... The weather was okay mid 50's and windy, one of those kind of days that no matter which way your turn the wind always ends up in your face. When I left West Neck Marina, the wind was blowing out of the west at ~10 to 15 mph, and by the time I got to the North Landing River it was a pretty much constant 15+. After turning South on the North Landing River, I tried staying to the west side of the river, but that didn't help much, as the wind kept swinging South, and building, but enough whining about the weather...
Yesterday I picked up my new Tsunami 145 kayak, and it is sweet... Even though I spent the entire day paddling into the wind, I was paddling into the wind faster, easier and with more control. The tracking was great in the the, and in the short periods I had the wind at my back, I didn't have the usual hassle of the stern of the boat getting blown around, and having to constantly correct, with or without the rudder. The boat cut through the wind chop nicely, and had little or no water in the cockpit even without the skirt. I'm really hoping to get this boat out in a nice calm day day to see how it performs, but that day will come soon. Even in spit of the wind, I had a faster then average speed, and top speeds were also high then I've had in the past.
You can really tell that Spring is right around the corner , as I have noticed a marked increase in the bird population, in that population today I noticed what appeared to by 2 Bald Eagles, along with an Osprey and around a half dozen buzzards. Along with the increase in the bird population, there is more of a green tint to the overall color.

Date Launch Site Distance Photos
03/06/2005 West Neck Creek Marina 8.47 18
New kayak, maiden voyage (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
New kayak, maiden voyage


New kayak, maiden voyage (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
New kayak, maiden voyage


West Neck Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
West Neck Creek


West Neck Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
West Neck Creek


West Neck Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
West Neck Creek


West Neck Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
West Neck Creek


West Neck Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
West Neck Creek


Osprey on the North Landing River (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Osprey


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


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


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


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


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


Barge Graveyard on North Landing River (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Barge Graveyard on North Landing River


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


Barge Graveyard on North Landing River (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Barge Graveyard on North Landing River


Aerial Map of Trip (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Aerial Map of Trip


Topo Map (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Topo Map




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