Monday, April 27, 2009

Our second family kayak trip. Kayaking has always been Dirk's hobby, something I thought I could tolerate and be with him while he enjoyed it. After 2 trips I think it's fun. It's relaxing and nothing happens very quickly so it's not very stressful. But anyway, we drove out to the Back Bay Wildlife Refuge and put in at the Horn Point Kayak Launch. We paddled to the left and hugged the coastline to Big Bend.

We saw giant carp everywhere. They were between 1 and 2 feet long and so active. We found them mostly in the shallows amongst the reeds. The reeds were amazing, they were about 5 or 6 feet tall and as the wind blew through them - they made music.

We also saw long nose gar - very prehistoric looking. Cece stood up to get a better look.

This turtle popped his head up for a moment, but then the carp circled and jumped him.