On the Water And In The Woods

Sea kayaking, sailing, and lightweight backpacking in the-Chesapeake Bay, Mid-Atlantic region

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Patuxent Water Trail Kayak Camping

A few memories from a recent kayak camping trip on the Patuxent.

Morning from campsite #1

Rescue practice - textbook perfect!

Packing up at the last campsite - head for home.

Wishing it would go on forever.

My thanks to the trip organizer.

And to the people who have worked to preserve this river.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Mystery Home

In my paddles around the eastern shore of Virginia I have encountered about 3 or 4 of these structures. They are all located in Va, on the bay side, in coastal marsh grass lands. I have not found any in Maryland, and none in the marshes on the ocean side of the Va eastern shore. They look like they are configured for some large bird. Anyone know what bird, or where I can get any information about them?

6/20/2010: Mystery solved - They are Peregrine Falcon nesting boxes!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010


Finally had a time when calendar, tides, weather, etc all aligned to let me get out to Parramore Island on the Virginia Atlantic coast. Interesting island, but BUGGY!