Dry Ice - West Neck Creek - Ashville Bridge Creek




Okay this is really starting to get on my nerves, so far this year it has been a real challenge to actually get out on the water. This morning, I was ready to deal with the ice, and the cold, but there was no water to be found.
The wind has been out of the North pretty much all week, with a couple of days of consistent 20 MPH, and with those winds, the sounds and rivers lose a lot of water.
The pictures pretty much tell the story here. I may go and take a look on Sunday, but I doubt it will be much better...

On the good side, I am getting a little extra time to work on some new features for the website, that I hope will be done soon.

Date Launch Site Distance Photos
02/10/2007 0.00 11
Low Water On West Neck Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
West Neck Creek at Dozier Bridge, I am standing about 4 feet from the dock on frozen mud.


Muddy Launch Site (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Looking down from the end of the dock at Dozier Bridge, the mud is frozen nice and solid.


Low Water On West Neck Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Close up of the gage at Dozier Bridge, if the gage were clean you could see that the level would be in the negative...


Low Water On West Neck Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
A view under Dozier Bridge, big patch of ice and very little water


Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse
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Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
The Egret is standing pretty much in the middle of the creek, normal levels would be about up to the neck


Icy Lotus Pond (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
An overview of Lotus Pond, pretty low and pretty icy


Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
I think the gage pretty much tells the story here.


Lotus Pond Park Launch Dry (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Looking towards the launch area at Lotus Pond Park


Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Looking down Ashville Bridge Creek, rule of thumb for me is if I can see a significant amount of the short post, it is too shallow


Lotus Pond Park Launch Dry (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Another picture of the ice on Lotus Pond




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