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 […]
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 […]
There’s no mistaking the white head and tail. I saw a bald eagle swooping over my yard for the first time. I had seen them increasingly while driving across the Blackwater River and even passed three regulars almost every day on my commute to Salisbury, MD. Now they […]
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 the Tred Avon from Oxford, MD offers a different experience from our normal nature filled kayaking trips. Entering Oxford on Morris St., turn right on Strand Rd. and drive to a gravel parking lot just past The Oxford Condos. There is a small beach allowing you to launch […]
What a beautiful still fall day to paddleboard at Trap State Park. Most of the birds are gone, but one lone osprey flew along the edge of the lake. By this time of year the osprey have headed for their second summer home in Central and South America. […]
Paddleboarding in Southeast Alaska – our picture of the week. For more Kayaking Delmarva blog posts visit our Blog Index.
We spot Eagle’s nests pretty regularly. But this nest on Miles Island in the E.A.Vaughn WMA takes the prize as the largest one we’ve seen. For more Kayaking Delmarva blog posts visit our Blog Index.
Kayaking Tobacco Island on Virginia’s Eastern Shore……
Trap State Park near Laurel, DE features some of the northernmost cypress swamps. It’s one of our favorite places to paddle. In Canoe and Kayak Magazine I recently found “8 Swamp Paddling Getaways” . While it doesn’t include Trap State Park their swamps are definitely worth visiting. For […]