Category: Virginia Seaside Water Trail

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 […]

A Hike on Fisherman’s Island

  Access to Fisherman’s Island, the southern most Virginia Barrier Island, is restricted most of the year due to nesting birds. With reservations, one can join Wildlife Refuge volunteers on guided hikes Saturdays October until March. Information is available on Fisherman Island Wildlife Refuge website. Our small group […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gargatha Landing to Metompkin Island

Is it possible to find a deserted Atlantic Beach in Virginia? We thought not until we launched our kayaks from Gargatha Landing in Accomack County Virginia. Again we kayaked with Shannon Alexander of Bay Country Kayaking.  Shannon’s tidal knowledge dictated our starting time for this trip. Our goal […]

NASA Docks

A 2020 update to the NASA Docks location. This area is very remote and on our last trip there we chose to kayak elsewhere due to questionable activity in the area. We did not feel comfortable leaving our vehicle unattended. Make your own decision but we have chosen […]

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