In this case it's called" Wading River."
Wading river is tidal and creek like in size. Today the tide was very low and still going out. So low that in certain parts the Kayak was rubbing on the bottom.
Since the tide was going out, be it slowly, I decided to go with the flow. That was a mistake. When I hit the small 1 to 2 foot waves of Long Island Sound at the creeks mouth I took some water into the boat. Could have easily got swamped or worse.
Once I got passed the small breaking waves I came into shore close by. Got the water out of the kayak and then carried it back to the river. Then I Had to pull it up stream where it was deep and calm enough to head up stream.
Nothing lost but time, but a lot learned by the experience. Now I was headed for a nice peaceful paddle through marshy landscape.
Heading towards the waves
Defunct Shoreham nuclear power plant opposite where I launch the kayak.
Low tide shows top layer of marsh that has taken hundreds if not thousands of years to make.
Up the creek we go
Family of swans that did not appreciate my presents.
Swans raise their wings to make themselves look bigger along with cat like hisses to warn me I am not welcome.
The swans stayed ahead of me for awhile until I was able to pass them with little problem. Having explorer blood in me went as far as I could go on this, the larger branch of the river. Thanks for coming along.