Wild Iris and Spanish Moss - Oakum Creek - North Landing River - Milldam Creek




Wasn't going to go out today, because the weather was supposed to be bad, but the system missed us pretty much. It turned out to be a great day for kayaking. I threw the Kayak on the truck and headed to Munden Point Park.

The repairs to the Kayak launch dock are complete, and it looks nice, but I wish they would have put in a floating dock, because it can be difficult to get in and out of your kayak when the water is low.

Did a quick warm up on Oakum creek, before going across the river to Mill Dam Creek. After walking the kayak around Back Bay on Thursday, I was feeling it in my shoulders from hitting the bottom with paddle so much, so I felt I should loosen up in calm water first.

The river was a little rough, but not that bad. Milldam Creek was nice and calm, all the grasses are coming in, and the Cypress are all greening up. I came across several patches of Wild Iris's on the way up the creek, and I got some great pictures, actually I think I got a little carried away with the camera today. I got to the Nature Conservancy Boardwalk, quite a bit difference from when Kay and I came by in search of water back in January. I went under the Blackwater Road bridge, and and a completely different environment, from a grassy marsh to hardwood swamp in 40 feet. I guess having to go under the bridge made the transition that much more dramatic.

I didn't know how far up I could go, and I thought the creek ended here, but I was way wrong. The small twists and turns in the creek, and the dense vegetation disguised the main channel until I pretty much got to the turn. The pictures I took don't really do the section justice, especially the area of trees covered in Spanish moss. As I continued up the creek, I saw a small water moccasin, I think it realized the kayak was bigger then him, and scurried off into the weeds before I could get the camera out. After going a couple hundred yards and another water moccasin, I decided to check the GPS, and when it showed that I was closer to the kayak launch at Baum road, then I was to Munden Point I figured it was about time to turn the kayak around and head for home.

Date Launch Site Distance Photos
05/06/2006 Munden Point City Park 8.70 67
Looking out to North Landing River from Oakum Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Looking out to North Landing River from Oakum Creek


Looking out to North Landing River from Oakum Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Looking out to North Landing River from Oakum Creek


Looking out to North Landing River from Oakum Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Looking out to North Landing River from Oakum Creek


Birds nesting on a daymark, North Landing River (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Birds nesting on a daymark, North Landing River


Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek


Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek


Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek


Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek


Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek


Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek


Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek


Lone Cypress on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Lone Cypress on Milldam Creek


Looking up Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Looking up Milldam Creek


Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek


Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek


Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek


Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek


Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek


Wild Iris on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Iris on Milldam Creek, I think I out did myself with this picture


Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek


Wild Iris on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Iris on Milldam Creek


Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek


Patch of wild Iris on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Patch of wild Iris on Milldam Creek


Wild Iris on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Iris on Milldam Creek


Wild Iris on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Iris on Milldam Creek


Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek


Wild Iris on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Iris on Milldam Creek


Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Iris's on Milldam Creek


Wild Iris on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Iris on Milldam Creek


Wild Iris on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Iris on Milldam Creek


Wild Iris on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Iris on Milldam Creek, that appears to have just bloomed


Wild Iris and butterfly on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Iris and butterfly on Milldam Creek


Wild Iris and butterfly on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Iris and butterfly on Milldam Creek


Wild Iris and butterfly on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Iris and butterfly on Milldam Creek


Wild Iris on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Iris on Milldam Creek


Millldam Creek Near the Nature Conservancy Boardwalk (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Millldam Creek Near the Nature Conservancy Boardwalk


Millldam Creek Near the Nature Conservancy Boardwalk (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Millldam Creek Near the Nature Conservancy Boardwalk


Millldam Creek Near the Nature Conservancy Boardwalk (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Millldam Creek Near the Nature Conservancy Boardwalk


Millldam Creek Near the Nature Conservancy Boardwalk (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Millldam Creek Near the Nature Conservancy Boardwalk


Millldam Creek Near the Nature Conservancy Boardwalk (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Millldam Creek Near the Nature Conservancy Boardwalk


Turtle sunning on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Turtle sunning on Milldam Creek


Turtle sunning on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Turtle sunning with attitude on Milldam Creek


Turtles sunning on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Turtles sunning on Milldam Creek


Turtle sunning on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Turtle sunning on Milldam Creek


Turtle sunning on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Turtle sunning on Milldam Creek


Looking west up Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Looking west up Milldam Creek


Spanish Moss Covering trees on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Spanish Moss Covering trees on Milldam Creek


Spanish Moss Covering trees on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Spanish Moss Covering trees on Milldam Creek


Spanish Moss Covering trees on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Spanish Moss Covering trees on Milldam Creek


Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Milldam Creek


Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Milldam Creek


Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Milldam Creek


Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Milldam Creek


Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Milldam Creek


Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Milldam Creek


Buzzard sunning on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Buzzard sunning on Milldam Creek... I watched this bird for a while in this postion, making sure is had the bset angle to the sun...


Buzzard sunning on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Buzzard sunning on Milldam Creek


Buzzard sunning on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Buzzard sunning on Milldam Creek, just before it took off


Spanish Moss Covering trees on Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Spanish Moss Covering trees on Milldam Creek


Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Milldam Creek


Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Milldam Creek


Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Milldam Creek


Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Milldam Creek


Milldam Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Milldam Creek


Approaching the kayak launch at Munden poin (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Approaching the kayak launch at Munden poin


Approaching the kayak launch at Munden poin (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Approaching the kayak launch at Munden poin


Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse
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