Geocache Traffic - Oakum Creek




The weather today had the potential to go either way, so I opted for a shorter protected trip, and since I was looking at a shorter trip, I checked with Nick to see if he was up for it. Nick and I loaded up the Kayaks and headed for Munden Point Park, for a short trip up Oakum Creek. Forgetting that it is the beginning if strawberry season in Pungo, we had to deal with all the people on the road, going out to find the ultimate in fresh strawberries, I have no problem with the standard picked in the last couple days store bought berries.

The park was pretty crowded with baseball games going on at every diamond, and I guess the local geo-cache group was doing a group activity, because there was constant traffic to a point on the creek, and no further. Of course Nick was more then happy to let everyone know exactly where the cache was. Now I am not trying to ruffle any feathers here, but the thing I noticed about all these people going up the creek, was that none of them took the time to enjoy the scenery. Nick seemed very interested in whole treasure hunt aspect, so I guess we will be downloading some way-points, or maybe just the water ones, it seems looking at geocaching.com there is a cache at almost every launch site.

Well heading up the creek, there were plenty red-winged blackbirds flying around. and after we got passed the cache location, we started seeing a lot more animals, turtles snakes and gar in and along the water, and buzzards and heron overhead...

I was really proud of Nick as he made it the entire distance under his own power, with minimal whining...

P.S. If anyone knows of a good book on digital SLR photography, please let me know, because as you can see I am having a little difficulty with the new camera.

Date Launch Site Distance Photos
05/12/2007 Munden Point City Park 1.90 33
Kayak dock (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Nick on the kayak launch dock at Munden Point


Munden Point Kayak launch (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Nick hamming it up in the dock


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


Redwinged blackbird (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Redwinged Blackbird


Redwinged blackbird (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Redwinged Blackbird


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Nick on Oakum Creek


Nick on Oakum Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Nick on Oakum Creek


Oakum Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Oakum creek


Cypress Trees on Oakum Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Oakum creek cypress trees


turtle sunning on a log on Oakum Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Turtle sunning on Oakum Creek


turtle sunning on a log on Oakum Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Turtle sunning


turtle sunning on a log on Oakum Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Another Turtle on a log


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turtles sunning on a log on Oakum Creek, Virginia Beach (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Two painted turtles on a log


turtle sunning on a log on Oakum Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Turtle on a log


Nick on Oakum Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Nick navigating some logs on Oakum Creek, and in the background, you see some of the geocachers in search of a cache.


turtle sunning on a log on Oakum Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Painted turtle sunning on a log on Oakum Creek


Snake (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Ok Look close, thats a snake in the middle


Snake on Oakum Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
And theres the rest of the snake


Oakum Creek View (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Oakum Creek


Buzzard over Oakum Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Buzzard over Oakum Creek


Buzzards over Oakum Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Two buzzards over Oakum Creek


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


Flowers on Oakum Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Flowers (Blackberry) along Oakum Creek


Egret over Oakum Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Egret flying over Oakum Creek


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Ok cloudy day new camera, trying to take a picture of an Egret over Oakum Creek


Egret over Oakum Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Egret over Oakum Creek


turtle sunning on a log on Oakum Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Turtle on Oakum Creek


Nick on Oakum Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Nick and small turtle on Oakum Creek


Oakum Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Tree line on Oakum Creek


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


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