Back At It - North Landing River




It has been 6 weeks since my last trip, and that is way too long. The reasons are varied, and mostly bad, lets just say it has been a real tough time for me, and leave it at that.

I decided on Pungo Ferry Road, and the North Landing River, because I was not sure what the water levels would be like anywhere else (Note in the pictures that the USGS monitoring station no longer has the solar array, nor the satellite uplink), because of the strong North winds we have had for the past couple days. The water level looks like I would have been ok at most places.

When I got to the launch I noted that the wind was light and out of the South, so I thought about heading South, and having the wind at my back on the return, but I decided to go North, because I like that part of the river more.

The fall color is about as peaked as it is going to get, there are some areas that are pretty vibrant, but I think due to the weather conditions, the color will be short lived.

Once again, I hope to be able to get out on the water more often now, I think things are starting to settle down (Famous Last Words)

Date Launch Site Distance Photos
11/17/2007 Old Pungo Ferry Road Small Boat Launch 4.50 22
Pungo Ferry Road launch (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
USGS stream level monitoring station sans Satellite link and solar array.


Pungo Ferry Road Bridge (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Pungo Ferry Road Bridge


Pungo Ferry Road launch (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Old dock at Old Pungo Ferry Road


Water level at bridge (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
River gage


Pungo Ferry Road Bridge (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Pungo Ferry Road Bridge


kayak on beach (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Kayak at the water


leaves changing color (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Some fall Color on the North Landing River


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North Landing river


North Landing River Marsh (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Reeds along the shore of the North Landing River


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sunken barge (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
A submerged barge in North Landing River


sunken barge (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
More of the sunken barge on North Landing River


sunken barge (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Some hardware from one of the barges in the graveyard sticking out of the water


sunken barge (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Barges rotting away in the barge graveyard onn North Landing River


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Clouds (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Some clouds, I guess I need to work on the filter, looked much better in person


Clouds (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
More clouds


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More barge hardware


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