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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Paddle on Tull Creek

December 12, 2015

My new friend and fellow volunteer, John, invited me to join members of his paddling club, The Outer Banks Paddlers, on a paddle on Tull Creek. We put in on a canal that took us quickly down to the creek. The channel was through trees, as was the first part of the creek.  But the last part was mostly through marsh.  It was wider than most of the streams I paddle.

 Parts of it was very remote feeling, but we also passed some houses.  When we reached Tull Bay, we turned up another channel for a few hundred yards and took out at a marina for a lunch break.  I got to meet five new paddlers and enjoy a really beautiful day with them. The round trip was just over eight miles because we both detoured to the marina and took a little side trip up a narrow side creek.

Getting ready

In you go

And we're off

Trees and tall grasses made up the views along the creek

We met several fishermen

The gang

It was a wide stream, but fortunately, we didn't have wind

This is the first time I can remember seeing a cypress tree up rooted, complete with its knees. 

Lunch Break

In the narrow creek

Sunset on the way home after a delicious seafood platter for late lunch/early supper