May 17th 2008
Well it was a long week, 4 days in Philadelphia, meetings and stuff, got up late, and had stuff to do so I didn't get out until later in the day.
I opted for Back Bay and Horn Point, and I was originally going to head up Muddy Creek and Ashville Bridge Creek, but it seemed like such nice day and a light breeze, so I changed plans and headed to the marsh at the North end of North Bay.
The first half of the trip out was great, just a slight breeze, but then the evil wind god of Back Bay that hates me struck, the wind went from Calm to 10+ MPH, with Gusts to 29. The 10 was ok, but the gust to 29 was pretty consistent, to the point of even the small ponds in the Marsh had white caps. I guess if I had stuck to my original plan, it would have been a lot different.
When the winds kick up like that, everything in the marsh pretty much lays low, so there was really nothing to see, but I did spot at least 2 maybe 3 Small Otters or large Musk Rats. They dove when they spotted me, and there was enough chop on the water to make a positive ID real hard.
The trip back was interesting at best, there was a big enough chop, that my bow was buried enough that I felt I was paddling a torpedo instead of a Kayak for the first quarter of the trip back. As I got closer to the lee shore the wind and the waves subsided.
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