Alaska Pipeline completed 1977 - Ashville Bridge Creek - Muddy Creek




Rule Number 1 Always Check Your Gear, All your gear. I didn't check my cameras, and I paid the price today. I was trying a few things the other day or night, and had not reset them prior to leaving today now I have 8 of 100 pictures that are useable, and 1 that looks cool so I am leaving it in...
Meet up with an out of town visitor today, Doug from Pittsburgh, and we did a short trip on Ashville Bridge Creek and Muddy Creek. The weather was nice, but the wind was a little gusty, creating some minor problems for Doug since he was soloing in a canoe. We are not snobs, and do socialize with canoe paddlers, because someone needs to carry the ice chest...
The Lotus do not seem as healthy this year as in the past couple years, they are still covering more area, but appear unhealthy, could be the cooler then normal weather we had earlier, I have no idea.
The Creek is as usual nice and relaxing, but a little crowded today, normally I see 1 or 2 people out there, but today it was a total of around 10, and there was none of those silly "Eco Tours" today, just several small groups of people enjoying the creek.

Date Launch Site Distance Photos
05/31/2009 Lotus Garden Park, Virginia Beach 4.20 9
Watersnake  (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Watersnake watching us, watch it. I think it was also trying to act like a cottonmouth


Watersnake on Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
A tail-end view of the watersnake, it is riding a little higher in the water now the when we first saw it and it was doing some tail flicking


Blue Herron in tree (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Blue Heron on a small Cypress tree...


Blue Herron  (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Blue Heron in flight


Leaning Cypress (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
The tree still leans... Over three years now


Egret on Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Even though my camera was not set up properly, I like the way this turned out, as an Egret flies by


Wild Rose on Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Wild rose


Lotus on Ashville Bridge Creek (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
The lotus are a lot thinner this year then in the past couple years, I have no idea why


turtle sunning (Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse)
Sunning Turtle




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