Always Bring A Towel - Back Bay - Sand Bay




Douglas Adams was right, always bring a towel. Being the last day of the year, I wasn't about to let it go by with out a quick trip, so I did a quick check of the weather, and even though there was a little rain on the radar there was no convection. So I decide for a quick trip on Back Bay. The weather was in the low 50's with the winds at 8 mph and building, and scattered light rain.
Well I thought I had everything, when I left the house, but when I got to Little Island Park, I realized I forgot my towel, not a real big deal normally, just nice to have, but today it was a necessity. As I headed out, the rain was picking up a little, but still not bad but still to much to use the camera. I got to the channel as the rain slacked off enough to pull out the camera, so I took a couple of shots, as I was getting ready to put the camera away I got blown in to some tree branches so I turned to push off from the tree and a branch caught the camera case and knocked it into the water. As I was pouring water out of the camera case, I thought to myself, A towel would be nice right now. I got the camera as dry as I could with what I had, and gortex and fleece just don't cut it. I opened everything that could be opened and it appeared dry, so I took a few shots and everything appeared okay.
I continued South along Long Island seeing some really nice views as the clouds cleared a bit. I saw some some shots that could have been nice had I been closer, but that's what happens.
I did notice several geese flying above, but nothing else of note as far as any wildlife goes. The area is really quiet this time of year, which is one of the reasons I like to go out on the water in the winter, no power boats, jet skis or crowds. I am looking forward to the next couple of months, and the solitude on the water...

Date Launch Site Distance Photos
12/31/2005 Little Island Kayak Canoe Launch 5.71 13
False Cape Landing from Back Bay (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
False Cape Landing from Back Bay


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


Back Bay NWR (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Back Bay


Back Bay NWR (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Back Bay NWR


Sun through the clouds near Long Island Back Bay Virginia (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Sun through the clouds near Long Island Back Bay Virginia


Back Bay, Bad weather approaching (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Back Bay, Bad weather approaching


Back Bay, Bad weather approaching (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Back Bay, Bad weather


Long Island in Bay Bay NWR (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Long Island in Bay Bay NWR


Clouds over Back Bay (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Clouds over Back Bay


Clouds over Back Bay (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Clouds over Back Bay


Clouds over Back Bay (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Clouds over Back Bay


Clouds over Back Bay (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Clouds over Back Bay


Little Island Kayak Launch (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Little Island Kayak Launch




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