- Date traveled – September 4, 2013
- length of trip – 4.6 miles
- weather – slight overcast, little breeze
- Time on the water- 2 hours
I had a late start that day. I was trying to figure out where to go. I have been kayaking for over two years here and still so many places to try. The decision was made to go to Seabrook at the end of Farm lane. It was past high tide, but this has a fairly deep channel. When I got there it was beautiful. I saw fields of marshland grass. In the background was Hampton harbor with the Route 1A bridge.
I launched the boat. Because the tide was going out, the current was dragging me to Hampton harbor. I took a left instead to go up one of the channels. There was a blue heron. They are magnificent looking birds. There on the left I saw a electric line pole. An Eagle was on top of it. I could not see what kind of eagle. After going past the pole I continued up the channel for the longest time. I took side channels to explore whenever possible. There was a number of birds all around. The birds includes other blue herons, sea ducks, terns, sparrows, seagulls, cormorants, etc… I also saw a number of small fish in the water. The channel in many places went as narrow as 10 feet wide. I felt as if I was taking an African safari with the narrow channel and the grass on both sides of me along with the birds. Ungowa. I came upon a bridge and easily went under it. There on the left was the Seabrook elementary school. The water channel continued on. I reached another bridge when the water became too shallow to continue. I turned around and headed back. The tide that was fighting me is now helping me go back. This allowed me to enjoy the scenery more, going fast enough only as needed to steer. As I entered the more open water, I realized that I was lost. The grass was tall enough to block my view. I remember some of the landmarks U saw when I started and followed them back. I finally came back to where I started. Click the mouse on the pictures below to see a close-up
4 thoughts on “Marshland Kayaking in Seabrook”
Great photos. However , couldn’t make out the eagle. Have fun!
ops! It may not have been an eagle. I have seen them and very excited to see them. My excitement may have gotten the better of me.
If you are ever looking for a kayak partner on your next eadventures let me Know. I live in hampton and would love to go out paddling with someone as knowledgable as you are on the area
I would love to. Right now I am recovering from a broken foot. I am hoping to recover within a month. There are so many great plaes to kayak.. I am estimating about 200 miles of kayaking quiet waters.