A great evening to be on the water.

On Monday a couple weeks ago we had about 3″ of rain. Then over the weekend we had over 5″ more, my rain gauge only goes to 5″. So when the beginning of he week brought good weather, and the forecast for Wednesday was fantastic I made sure my calendar looked free for the evening.

The Chesapeake Paddling Association holds many events during the week, the one I headed for is known as the Pier 7 Pirates, why? Se paddle from Pier 7 Marina on the South River, during the warmer months. This year is drawing to a close so I try not to miss the opportunity.
It’s not often that I can explore up Gingerville Creek, on the north side of the South River, but when the tide is high in the evening it’s a real treat.
Add a Spring Tide to the water from all the rain and the result is, well a very high tide. Two nights later was the actual Full Moon along with a penumbral lunar eclipse. I didn’t get to see the eclipse, but did paddle two nights before, under an overcast sky.

It’s October and the Water Lilies are almost gone.

The other weeds are seeing the coming of cold weather

It’s only an a very high tide that a kayak can reach this far up Gingerville creek

Another paddler out for an autumn evening

The wind was light, so I paddled along with this Sloop for a few minutes


About Mike

I'm an avid bicyclist, that also enjoys Kayaking, Nature Photography, Cross Country Skiing and Geocaching. There's nothing more boring than sitting indoors in "good" weather.
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One Response to A great evening to be on the water.

  1. Today was a national holiday in Japan – marine day (umi no hi). It is Japan’s newest holiday [1996] – one of 20 national holidays. I didn’t go kayaking sadly, still in Nagoya visiting my inlaws.

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