We launched our canoe and kayaks at the amphibious landing craft area near Weil Point at confluence of Frenchs Creek and the New River.
Here is the group at the launching area. L/R, Dale Weston from Jacksonville, Hugh and Linda Passingham from Maplehurst, Elmer Eddy from Swansboro,
Jack Cleaves from Cedar Point, Mary K. Gardner from Swansboro and Jim Niedermeyer from Hubert. Ed Gruca from Emerald Isle was the cameraman.
The following pictures will take you on our tour today as we explored up the southern shore line of Frenchs Creek and then up Jumping Run Creek and the
on the north shoreline up Cowhead Creek. All of these creeks could be opened to further upstream navigation if the blown down trees were removed. We hope this is done sometime in the near future.
A beautiful wildflower. We think it is a wild hibiscus.
The group again in the shade at an access at the end of a dirt road which ends at the point where Frenchs Creek bears to the right and Jumping Run Creek continues straight. We ate our lunch here on the way back from exploring Jumping Run. Ed set the camera up here and got in the picture himself on the right.
Jack Cleaves suntanning his legs.
The adults scolded us as we paddled by each one.
C 23 on one line and 090 below that. A most unusual find was a one quart glass milk bottle. It said on it, “North Carolina approved” and “3 cents return”. I’ll clean it up and get a picture on here.
I touched up the 3c and 5c markings on the bottles with a ball point pen as they did not show up very good in the above pictures.
Most every one seems to feel that North Carolina should again have the bottle and can deposit law to help curtail littering. We must
do something to stop it or our rivers and road sides with be be our future landfills!
I was a lovely warm summer day and a most enjoyable trip on the water.
Next week we will put in where we did today and paddle down the New River to the 172 high rise bridge. Please plan to join us if you can. More later.Elmer
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