Rachael wanted to go kayaking for her birthday, so she rounded up a group of Regent Law students. On Saturday, we headed to Munden Point Park, which is on the outskirts of Virginia Beach.
It is easy to get lost, so if you see "Welcome to North Carolina!" like we did, turn around. I recommend printing directions and a map just in case your GPS fails you.
To kayak or canoe, you can rent equipment for $10/hour, which includes a life jacket (safety first!) and paddles. During the month of July, there's a special: buy one hour, get one free. For $40, six of us canoed/kayaked for about two hours. The park also has picnic shelters, grills, a fishing area, basketball courts, playgrounds, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, and other amenities. It's a great place to have a summer function.
Each of us enjoyed the trip, which was an adventurous alternative to a birthday dinner. It was also great to trade the city for nature's solitude. As we paddled along, we spotted a heron and several river otters, and encountered typical insects like dragon flies.
Unfortunately, the only photo we took was at the conclusion of our expedition. I was terrified of getting my camera wet. (It rained sporadically, and I didn't want to drop it in the river.)
Here's the happy group:
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