A trip With Nick on Back Bay




Today was one of those had to do it trips, because the weather was so nice, and I doubt I will get another trip in this year.
Nothing fancy or impressive today just a great short trip with my son. We left from the Back Bay NWR visitor center, which I realized that I have never launched from, and just went out and around one of the small islands directly across the bay from the visitor center. The trip was a little over 3 miles, but would have been less had we not had to return for a quick pit stop.
The weather was clear and in the mid 60s, I guess if there is a complaint, that would be the water level was on the low side. We initially had planned to launch from Ashville Bridge Creek, which was low enough to not be enjoyable, which means that Little Island will be a long hike to get to water.

Date Launch Site Distance Photos
12/27/2008 Back Bay NWR Visitor Center 3.05 16
kayak on beach (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Kayaks ready to go


Back Bay NWR (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Back Bay Haze


Back Bay NWR (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Back Bay and Long Island through the haze


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Back Bay NWR (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge Visitor center


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Nick heading back for a pit stop


Back Bay NWR (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Back Bay shoreline


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Reeds along Back Bay (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Reeds on an island...


Back Bay (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Looking South along Long Island


Tree on Long island (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Tree on Long Island in Back Bay


Coots on Back Bay (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
A flock of American Coots on Back Bay


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Back Bay NWR (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Back Bay NWR Observation platform


Feather  (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Feather on the water


Dunes (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Dunes in the distance




06/17/2019 01:38:19 PM

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