November 30, 2021

For anyone that has sat down and had conversations with watermen in coastal Virginia, you’ve probably heard them say that working on the water is just “in their blood.”  They’ve …

adjustable long line system of oysters in shallow waters, just off from the shoreline. you can only see posts and a few lines in between them, everything else is underwater

November 17, 2021

Region:            Middle Peninsula Length:            5.75 miles, one-way Experience Level:    Advanced Highlights:     Picturesque inlet into marsh creek, birding & wildlife, sandy beaches Ideal Conditions:    Incoming tide, …


October 9, 2021

Everyone loves a good loop to paddle.  It almost always beats an “out-and-back” style trip because you don’t have to double-back and see the same scenery twice.  It also allows …



August 30, 2021

Saturday, August 21 was a big day for Aaron and Taryn Rowland, owners of Rogue Oysters, a small oyster farm located on the Northern Neck near Lancaster, VA.  It may …


August 17, 2021

Tim Smith had never been canoeing but wanted to try it so he made plans to meet a buddy on the Hollywood Rapids on the James River. His friend brought …

rowers on canoe floating to shore

July 12, 2021

Paddling is a terrific way to escape, unplug, and get away from it all.  Bringing a smart phone out on the water can seem counterproductive if you’re seeking some tranquility, …


June 15, 2021

Region:            Middle Peninsula Length:            5 miles, one-way Experience Level:    Intermediate Highlights:        Wooded banks, winding trail, woodland wildlife Ideal Conditions:    Paddling downstream, not after heavy rains …


May 20, 2021

The Eastern shore of Virginia can sometimes feel like just a narrow strip of land with U.S. Route 13 running right down the middle of it and that’s it.  But …

bow of a kayak in the water with dolphin breaking the surface in the distance