Getting Colder - Redhead Bay - Shipps Bay




Now were getting to the cold stuff. overnight was in the upper 20's warming up to the low 50's wind out of the East at 7. Headed to Lovitts Landing to do a cruise around Redhead Bay and Shipps Bay. All the grasses and other plants are all dying off for the winter. I didn't see many birds today, only the occasional shore bird. Things went much better today then on my last trip out, the boat felt right, no cramping. The water level was low, so I couldn't get as close to the shore line as I wanted to this trip, in some places it was mud a good 10 to 20 feet out from the shoreline. Paddling in the different water levels, does give a whole new perspective to the shore line, as you can see many of the tracks left in the mud from various animals traversing the area, and you can see how many different types of animals are out there even though you don't see that many during the day. While going into a small shaded inlet , I came across an area of ice, covering the water, so winter isn't that far off...

Date Launch Site Distance Photos
11/26/2005 Lovitts Landing 6.05 21
Beggers Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Beggers Bridge Creek


Entering Back Bay from Beggars Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Entering Back Bay from Beggars Bridge Creek


Entering Back Bay from Beggars Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Entering Back Bay from Beggars Bridge Creek


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


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


Back Bay NWR (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Plant gone to seed


Close up of spent flowers (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Close up of spent flowers


Close up of spent flowers (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Close up of spent flowers


Close up of spent flowers (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Close up of spent flowers


Close up of spent flowers (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Close up of spent flowers


flower (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Hearty flowers


Hearty flowers (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Hearty flowers


Hearty flowers (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Hearty flowers


Hearty flowers (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Hearty flowers


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Last of the flowering Green plants (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Last of the flowering Green plants


Last of the flowering Green plants (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Last of the flowering Green plants


Ice on Back Bay Virginia (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Ice on Back Bay Virginia


Ice on Back Bay Virginia (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Ice on Back Bay Virginia


Island in Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Island in Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge


Boat ramp at Lovitts Landing (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Boat ramp at Lovitts Landing




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