Jellyfishing - Bennetts Creek (First Visit)




On the recommendation of a reader, Nick and I took a trip here to scout out another launch site. Bennetts Creek Park, is a nice park in suffolk, that seems like it would be a great place to spend the day.
Instead of following the blueway, I opted to head up stream, into the current, because I had no idea of when the tide here would shift, and I figured a free ride back on the current would be good for Nick. He did have a little bit of an issue paddling in some areas where the channel was narrower, and the current was stronger.
There were quite a few Heron an and Egret on the banks, taking advantage of the out going tide. Along the banks we could see evidence of small and large fish, from the ripples and wakes on the surface, as well as many small fish jumping out of the water. Towards the middle of the channel was a pretty much constant parade of jellyfish on and just below the surface of the water. I have seen several shows on TV that talk about the intelligence of jellyfish, and that they are not just at the whim of the current, because when ever we would approach them, they would dive deeper under the water.
We were hoping to see Bald Eagles, but the only ones we saw were off in the distance. Maybe we will have better luck next time.
This is a location I will visit again. may after the weather cools a bit.

Date Launch Site Distance Photos
07/14/2007 Bennetts Creek Park 3.00 21
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Better view of the beach at Bennetts Creek Launch


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Nick paddling up Bennetts Creek


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