Heading out I turned right in basically a northeasterly direction, navigating my way around all the boats. Fortunately they maintained idle speeds near the shore. I headed toward Grunland Creek, and a canal that runs on the back side of Grandview Beach. There were ospreys everywhere, lots of egrets and herons, but the biggest surprise of all was seeing a very out of place roseate spoonbill, who was about 700 miles from home. Turning around in a large cove, I headed towards the mouth of the Back River where it meets the Chesapeake. I hauled up on the back side of the beach at a designated dune crossing area, where I took a swimming break. It was hot. Heading back I explored some of the coves near the marina before calling it a day. As I paddled it the trip was about 3.5 miles.
|Directly across the water from the boat ramp is a getaway on its on island, complete with wind power and a cistern.|
|Back River Canal, Behind Grandview|
| Grandview Beach |