Indecision - Horn Point - North Bay - Sandbridge Marsh




I got up early today, with all the intentions of doing a nice long trip, but I could not decide on where to go, and the next thing I knew it was already after 10. So I opted for Horn Point and North Bay, because it was close.

It was a little breezy on the bay, and a bit of chop when I arrived, but really not that bad. The water was too low to launch from the ramp, so I had to launch from the sandbar. The sandbar is definitely moving, but I wonder if it is just a seasonal thing or not. I compared todays picture with a picture from about six weeks ago, the right side of todays picture is the left side of the picture from May 5th.

I was initially going to head up Ashville Bridge Creek, but changed my mind at the first turn, and headed over to the Sandbridge Marsh, because I seldom go there. I guess more of that indecision...

Not a whole lot going on in the marsh itself, or at least on top of the water. Red-winged blackbirds are currently the primary residents of the marsh, although I did see a heron, and a small duck. The majority of the action appeared to be under the water, with a lot of disturbances from fish on the surface, as well as a quite a few turtles popping up for a breath and a quick look around.

I stopped by the abandoned nest I saw last trip here, and as expected, there was nothing left except for an indent in the ground. On one of the reeds where the nest was, there was the casing from a dragonfly nymph, I have seen plenty of dragonflies but I do not recall seeing one of these...

There is always tomorrow...

Date Launch Site Distance Photos
06/23/2007 Horn Point 6.11 15
Horn Point launch sandbar (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Sandbar at Horn Point, that has moved up the channel from my last visit, before it would have spanned the entire image.


Horn Point launch sandbar (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Horn Point Sandbar


Sandbridge Marsh (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Sandbridge Marsh channel


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Sandbridge Marsh (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Sandbridge Marsh


Red Winged Blackbird (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Red Winged Blackbird


Red Winged Black Bird (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Redwinged Blackbird, singing


Dragonfly nymph case (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Dragonfly nymph casing post emergence


Sandbridge Marsh (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Sandbridge Marsh


Sandbridge Marsh (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Sandbridge Marsh


Sandbridge Marsh (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Sandbridge Marsh


North Bay Marsh, Back Bay Virginia (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Looking West on the North Bay section of Back Bay, Virginia Beach VA


Back Bay  (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Looking South from the North end of Back Bay, Virginia Beach Virginia


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