Friday morning was overcast and cool as we headed north from the Outer Banks. Our destination was Lake Drummond, a 3100 acre natural lake located in the heart of the Dismal Swamp. In the spring we had approached the lake by boat from the feeder ditch that connects the lake to the Dismal Swamp Canal, but a problem with the boat forced us to turn back before we reached the lake (see here). This trip we decided to approach the lake from the west by way of a one land dirt road that runs some 5 miles through the swamp and ends on the shore of the lake.
Unfortunately, we learned that launching boats is prohibited at this time of the year (although one can still access the lake by boat from the west side) so the boat stayed in the back of the truck.
It was a quiet and lonely spot. I walked around and took some pictures, we ate our lunch, and then we left to explore the swamp on foot. The water was perfectly still.