North Bay Loop - Ashville Bridge Creek, Hells Creek, North Bay




Great day, a little windy, but still a great day to be on the water, so I did the North Bay loop, which is one of those trips, that requires no backtracking. The only time I do this is when I can get the kayak under the bridge, because I am not going to carry my kayak across Sandbridge road, too many cars driving to fast.
The water level was a little on the low side, but not bad, and as you can see by the pictures, I did encounter a couple of toll takers at the bridge, at least 3 watersnakes hanging from the the bridge, good thing my kayak has easy pass so I used the express lane.
The wind kept me from taking some pictures, pushing the kayak in the direction of some nasty looking plants, so I just kept going. I did manage to get a few nice pictures of some wild roses, and a Blue Heron. The Herons usually fly away when you get within 20 to 30 yards, but I think this one felt I was less of a threat then trying to fly in the gusty winds, because I was within 10 feet as a passed, and was able to take a quick picture.
Hells creek, was pretty uneventful as usual, I am not a big fan of paddling in long straight ditches. The winds kept the majority of birds grounded, so I saw very few song birds along the way. About the only other item to note, is the expansion of the Lotus on Ashville Bridge Creek, the main patch has nearly covered the entire creek, and there is only a small channel on the east side of the creek to get the kayak through, hopefully we'll see a lot of flowers this year.

Date Launch Site Distance Photos
06/10/2006 Lotus Garden Park, Virginia Beach 6.30 23
Watersnake on bridge (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Watersnake on the Sanbridge Road bridge over Ashville Bridge Creek


Watersnake on bridge (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Watersnake on the bridge, not sure about the underside of its head/neck, appears to be a bulge, I think it maybe an infection, or tumor


Watersnakes hanging under bridge (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
While watching the larger snake, these 2 watersnakes kept poking their heads out from under the railing above.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Bridge over Hells Point Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Bridge over Hells Point Creek


Wild Rose on Hells Point Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Rose on Hells Point Creek


Wild Rose on Hells Point Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Rose on Hells Point Creek


Wild Rose on Hells Point Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Rose on Hells Point Creek


Wild Roses on Hells Point Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Roses on Hells Point Creek


Wild Rose on Hells Point Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Rose on Hells Point Creek


Wild Rose blooming on Hells Point Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Rose blooming on Hells Point Creek


Wild Rose on Hells Point Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Rose on Hells Point Creek


Wild Rose on Hells Point Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild Rose on Hells Point Creek


Osprey on North Bay (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Osprey on North Bay


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


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


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


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




06/17/2019 01:51:20 PM

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