Category: Delaware Kayaking

Return to Broadkill River

Thursday, June 18, 2020 found us spending a delightful afternoon paddling 8 miles on the picturesque Broadkill River. It’s been five years since we paddled the Broadkill, starting in Milton, DE, and we wondered why we hadn’t returned to such a scenic spot. Milton Memorial Park in downtown […]

Bald Cypress Luck

The Delmarva Peninsula is lucky. We straddle the northern most range of the bald cypress tree. This means we have beautiful cypress swamps to paddle, and in our case a cypress swamp just twenty minutes away in Delaware’s Trap Pond State Park. We began our kayaking season this […]

Wind Damage on Broad Creek

On May 7th we drove to Laurel, Delaware for a one way paddle downstream on Broad Creek to Phillips Landing Recreation Area. Ths is a beautiful part of Delmarva and a favorite kayaking destination which always furnishes surprises. On April 15th, 2019 an EF-2 tornado touched down between […]

A Tale of Two Beaches

Not every year does the Delaware Bay develop ice, but the winter of 2017-18 brought ice to the Bay. On January 9th, we drove to Lewes, Delaware for an ice viewing before the weather warmed and the ice disappeared.  We were not disappointed. From the Fishing Pier at […]

The Quest for a Snowy Owl

Kayaking Delmarva is on a quest:  observing a Snowy Owl here in Delaware. Other Delaware bird lovers such as Linda Lewis have already tracked down the elusive beast. Alas, our first attempt was not successful. Back in May of 2017 our appetite was whetted when a Great Horned […]

Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge

Effects of storms, changing marshes and a mega restoration project are all part of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Milton, DE. Numerous storms, including Hurricane Sandy, caused salt water to breach the dune barriers and enter the fresh water impoundments killing vegetation and changing the landscape.  Recognizing […]

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