1979 SkyLab de-orbited - Back Bay - Shipps Bay - Peters Cove




Spent the morning on Back Bay with some friends from PA. We decided on a trip though the marshes just South of Horn Point, since it had been a while that I had been through there. The weather conditions were great, temps in the upper 70s with just a hint of a breeze out of the Southeast.

As we were paddling along discussing the types of birds that inhabit the area, I was explaining that the taller trees were where some of the birds of prey would nest, when off in the distance we saw two eagles in one of the taller pine trees. The eagles stayed in the tree long enough to get some halfway decent pictures.

Further down the channel in a pine were initially a dozen or so Great and Snowy Egrets roosting in a tree, initially all but one flew away into the marsh, but most returned a very short time later.

As we were paddling on the bay side I noticed a large dip net sticking up on one of the islands, I thought it was a bad idea for it to be there to possibly snag a bird or bat, so i removed it, and that was a pain in the rear.

Date Launch Site Distance Photos
07/11/2009 Horn Point 4.00 14
Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse
20090711_094509.jpg

Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse
20090711_100219_01.jpg

Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse
20090711_100454.jpg

Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse
20090711_100633.jpg

Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse
20090711_100834.jpg

Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse
20090711_100851.jpg

Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse
20090711_101016.jpg

Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse
20090711_101454_01.jpg

Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse
20090711_101456.jpg

Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse
20090711_102519.jpg

Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse
20090711_102642.jpg

Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse
20090711_102651.jpg

Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse
20090711_104218.jpg

Kayak Virginia Beach Images © Paul Perusse
20090711_111653.jpg



04/18/2019 11:35:23 PM

© 2019 Paul Perusse

For comments or problems, contact me at webmaster@kayakvb.com