October 28, 2016
Lake Somerville, our favorite close to home kayaking location recently opened a boat ramp at Nails Creek State Park. The rest of the park is closed but the ramp is open. Check out our new wheels for the Pescador! The lake is at a normal level. The fishing is good. With the lower lake level, there are areas on the west end of the lake that are shallow. So you must find the path of Yegua
creek to stay in deeper waters. This is harder now because the 2 years of flooding has killed off and carried away all the vegetation and old dead trees I used as guide points.
We really like paddling up the Yegua. The further up the creek you go, the types of trees change, the terrain is different and there is lots of wild life to see. We had our traditional turkey sandwich lunch on Yegua in the peace and quiet.
Today we went as far as we could. About 5.5 miles according to Google Maps. Which makes our trip about 11 miles altogether. We like to call it: Extreme Flatwater Kayaking or Extreme Recreational Kayaking.
We were almost to Newman’s Bottom, but right before we got there the creek was blocked by large trees and branches. There was no way to carry the kayaking of the steep sides of the creek to portage around the blockage.
So we paddled back down the creek to the lake and across to the Nails Creek boat ramp.
In the future, we plan to try to go Newman’s Bottom and kayaking back toward the lake.
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