Sunday, July 29, 2007
Put in was at the city boat ramp in Bennett's Creek Park, located a half-mile off Shoulders Hill Road. there was a small "Boater's Beach" that we used next to the concrete ramp.
Bennetts Creek is a wide, meandering waterway that ends when it meets the Nansemond River and the James River. There are a lot of large farmhouses along the creek, as well as some empty land. The sprawling subdivisions of Suffolk haven't reached the banks of the creek yet.
Here, from left, are Jerry, Wayne, Jeanine and Jim.
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Put in after our break happened very quickly, about two minutes from walking back to our boats to being on the creek again. Then it was a sprint back to Bennetts Creek Park for takeout.
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Here, Jim checks out the tie-downs for two kayaks in the bed of Wayne's truck. Jerry pitches in with some advice.
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Saturday, July 21, 2007
The group had a choice Saturday morning- paddle in the Back bay, or head up nearby Nanney's Creek. Since the winds werepretty strong from the north, and a few whitecaps were seen on the bay, the creek won out.
Jim and Jerry show off their new acquisitions- sleek blue boats!
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The sailboat on the right of the picture was attempting to put in as we were attempting to take out, and flipped over in the process, delaying the trip into the ramp for half the group.
The group covered 4.6 miles in about 2-1/2 hours, a nice relaxed paddle through some great scenery.
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Posted by Jeff H. at 10:03 PM
Jerry, George, Bev, Jeanine, Jim, Brad, Barb, Jeff, Chris, Betsy, Connie and Ed put in for a fun midday Sunday event.
Not only is paddling a great physical activity, and a chance to see some of the best nature has to offer in our area, it is a chance to chat with friends, and even catch up with people who have been away for a while.
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Jerry showed off his new headgear as the group headed west from the locks, under the route 17 bridge, and through the backyards of the Deep Creek neighborhood.
The Mice have been blessed with some great weather so far this season, save a couple of rainouts. Perhaps the "Padre's" influence helped us this day. Warm and sunny, with a slight breeze.
It was another successful paddle, about 2-12 hours long.
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