Category: VA Eastern Shore

A Trip to Saxis

On September 11, 2019 we launched from Saxis, Virginia: one of our favorite paddles on the Virginia Eastern Shore. Saxis is a little town with a beautiful location especially for kayakers. On this anniversary of 9/11 we had wonderful sun, but it was a little windy. Here are […]

Return to Willis Wharf

Last fall we launched at Willis Wharf, Virginia for the very first time and enjoyed paddling the scenic Machipongo River, which is not really a river but a large tidal creek.¬† The summer of 2018 found us returning to Willis Wharf with family kayakers on a beautiful sunny […]

Paddling Stickers

The United States Coast Guard, and local officials, spend time and money searching for the owners of kayaks and canoes found drifting. Oftentimes these boats washed away from their moorings due to tide change. Low cost stickers placed on paddle craft allow officials to easily identify an owner […]

Our foe the wind

For the last three days the temperature on DELMARVA was well in the 70s. Ah, perfect kayaking weather, except for the small craft warnings posted. The wind on DELMARVA can be relentless, so how do we make a decision on kayaking? Here’s our completely unscientific, unprofessional process of […]

How Much Wind is too Much?

Tobacco Island near Onancock, VA offers a number of paddling options; around Tobacco Island, explore Chesconessex Creek, paddle Pompco Creek or explore the marsh inside Tobacco Island. We met family at the Schooner Bay put in on a very windy late September Saturday. The windy weather led to […]

Kayaking on Pitts Creek

Capt. John Smith’s presence on the Pocomoke River near Pitt’s Landing is well documented. On his trek up the Pocomoke to find drinkable water Smith passed Pitt’s Creek which today probably has changed little in appearance. Pitt’s Landing, on Bell Rd in New Church, VA., provides paddlers access […]

Messongo Creek and Saxis, VA

Soft shell crabs for lunch harvested right next to our restaurant. A main attraction on a kayaking trip near Saxis, VA. We launched from the Hammock Landing launch on Messongo Creek near Saxis, VA. Saxis (and Guard Shore) WMA surround the area. Silky smooth waters on Messongo Creek […]

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