VA - Chickahominy Lake - 2011/05/14 - 8 miles



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The north end of the Chicahominy is a large cypress filled manmade lake with many islands and channels. This was the last day of our virginia Water trails trip.






Once again it was a cloudy day as we launched our kayaks from Eagles Nest ramp and headed upstream on chicahominy lake. The water surface was covered with duck weed anywhere the light wind was not reaching. There were a few bass boats around, runiing from place to place on the lake, casting spinner baits under the branches of the foliage.


There were many cypress along the bank. Their tannin stained the water dark to a polished mirror surface, reflection the kayaks, cypress and the sky overhead. We paddled around several isalnds and poked up into four creeks that ran perhaps one half mile off the main river. We paddled up the main rivre and hauled out on a dock for lunch as we had seen no place to land on the bank that was both dry and accessible.


After lunch we paddled a few more shallow leads as we made our way back to the ramp. Chicahominy lake makes for a very easy paddle among some gorgeous flora and the always interesting cypress.
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