Kayaking the Bay
A friend of mine is a kayak instructor and when she invited me to join her and some friends for a kayak trip down to the Chesapeake Bay area to do some fossil collecting I just couldnít pass it up. Iíve been kayaking a few times in the past, but these were all in very shelter bodies of water where wind, chop and tides donít come into play.
As it turned out, the couple that was going to join us had to cancel, so it was just Sue and myself for this trip. I meet her at the launch point and after making sure I at least knew how to bucket my life vest we were off. As we rounded the jetty into the bay there was just a slight breeze and the water surprisingly calm, perfect for a first trip.
It seemed all too soon before we had to turn around and start heading back if we wanted to hit a couple of areas we spotted earlier. The fossil collecting was a little on the weak side, but overall just a great time.
I did manage a second trip this summer and plan on many more in the future.
A long stretch of unsearched beach.
Juvenile dolphin rostrum
Two detached dolphin epiphysis
A lone hemi
An assortment of left over pictures
Left - Some of the teeth from this summer