Thursday, April 23, 2009

The maiden voyage of the blue banana. We took the inflatable kayak for our first family kayak trip on Saturday. To be honest, it was surprisingly uneventful. No one fell in and there were no meltdowns - a comlpete success in my book. Cece spent most of the trip lounging in the middle.

Dirk found this amazing website called Kayak Virginia Beach. This individual has completely catalogued all the local launch sites with tons of photos. After much reading, we chose to put in at Bennetts Creek Park in Sufflok, VA and the paddle out about an hour and a half. We left the beach at low tide, so we could see all of the fiddler crabs along the shoreline. We saw great blue herons and egrets. Here's an egret standing in the mud.

We also saw an osprey's nest. The female was in the nest, presumably protecting her eggs, and the male was circling to warn us.