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(THE HOME PAGE MAY BE BETTER WITH A PIC OF KAYAKS AND SUPS ON THE RIVER. I will look for some and send them to you. BILL)
What We Do / Sandbar Walks
Stepping out of a kayak or a boat and hanging out on a sandbar is like being a child again. Wandering through ankle deep water, feeling the cloud shaped sand ridges under your feet. Low tide or close to it, is the time for exploration. The bay hides its sandy treasures most of the time. Formed where currents are strong enough to carry away the silt, the sand remains to make shallow and unique places. Stranded fish dart in inches deep water, waiting for the tide to come in, meanwhile, sea lettuce gives refuge to the marooned. Skimmers patrol the edges and pools, picking off an easy meal. Shorebirds gather for the feast, and often share this space with human clamdiggers. Dragging a net along the sandbar, a likely catch are hundreds of atlantic silversides and a few baby flounder. In late summer, seining for creatures often turn up tropical species that hitched a ride north in the Gulf Stream.