Friday, April 18, 2014

Blackwater reflections

Conaby Creek - Washington County, North Carolina

Our first day on the water we launched the boat in Conaby Creek and headed upstream into the blackwater swamp. The tannins that leach into the swamp from decaying vegetation turn the water a deep coffee color which reflects the sky and surrounding trees with extraordinary clarity and depth.

No, this picture is not upside down. It was taking looking down from the bow of the boat into the reflection in the water.


  1. Reminds me of the topsy turvy world of Lake Drummond in the Great Dismal Swamp.

    1. "Topsy-turvy" is a good description. Some places I was confused as to where the water ended and the land began.


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