Short Day - Back Bay - North Bay - Porpoise Point - Bridge Cove




I had scattered commitments this afternoon, so I got a short trip in this morning. I initially loaded up the kayak and was heading to Lovitts Landing but the water was low and pretty ucky looking, so I headed up to Horn Point, which was pretty much empty.
The water was low, but I wanted to see how low relative to the ramp, and if I could make it over the sand bar at the end of the channel, will if you look at the pictures of the ramp, you'll see that level is to low to make it over the sand bar by a couple off inches. Paddling down the channel I did notice that apparently some people have been pruning back some of the brush that extends into the channel, that is a no no in a National Wildlife Refuge.
The water and wind were pretty calm, as I headed across North Bay to Porpoise Point, which was a nice paddle. I haven't actually made a trip to Porpoise Point in a long time. There wasn't a whole lot going on out there today, the summer heat has pretty much sent all the wildlife to cooler climate.
Looking at the time, I realized I could paddle across to the other side of the bay, and still be back on time, for no better reason then the workout. That was pretty much uneventful open water paddling. On the way back I saw a whole group of kayaks, about 15-18, that I did see on the way out, but what struck me as odd was that they were pretty much in the same spot as they were on my way out. Initially I thought they were fishing, but as I got closer I could tell they were just paddling about in the same small area, with groups of 2 or 3 occasionally breaking away from the group, and then heading back to the group... It just struck me as weird, it seems like it was a long time to be hanging out in 1 spot.
I returned to Horn Point, but this time I decided to use the beach instead of the ramp, which is not really a problem, a short walk to the truck, drive back load up and go...

Date Launch Site Distance Photos
08/19/2006 Horn Point 4.50 16
Horn Point Ramp (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Ramp at Horn Point water a little to low to clear sand bar


Horn Point Ramp (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Horn Point Ramp, if the water is this low you may want to consider launching from the beach at the end of Horn Point Road


Horn Point (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
The channel behind the Horn Point Facility


Horn Point (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
This is the sandbar at the end of the channel


North Bay (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Clear of the sandbar and heading out to North Bay


Porpoise Point (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Porpoise Point


Broadleaf Arrowhead (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Broadleaf Arrowhead at Porpoise Point


Broadleaf Arrowhead (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Broadleaf Arrowhead on porpoise point close up


Broadleaf Arrowhead (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Broadleaf Arrowhead


 (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Small Flowers on Porpoise Point


 (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Small Flowers on Porpoise Point


Small Flowers on Porpoise Point (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Small Flowers on Porpoise Point


Porpoise Point (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Porpoise Point On the left, Bridge Cove on the right


Group of kayakers (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Group of kayakers


Group of kayakers (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Group of kayakers


Beach Ramp at Horn Point (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Beach ramp at Horn Point




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