Rain and Sun in the Kayak

Never fear! I haven’t forsaken my kayak, but the trip to Iceland did take precedence for a short while. Just a few days back from my trip north nine kayakers headed to Maryland’s Eastern Shore for a weekend of paddling near Deal Island & from Wikipedia , east of Salisbury, where we’d rented the Farmhouse for the weekend. It was a great get away, slowed by an hour and a half wait on US-50/US-301 between Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge – it was a Friday afternoon and traffic is almost always abominable, and dampened by some rain the next day.

Once we passed the bridge traffic was fine and we had a fast trip the rest of the way. After breakfast Saturday morning “Cheesecurl” our trip leader lead us to a landing where we launched the fleet of 9 kayaks and we began exploring up some of the waterways in the nearby marshland. That didn’t last as long as we wanted, the sky opened up and rain began, in earnest! By the time we had the boats loaded back on our cars we were all soaked and cold. So back to the Farmnhouse for hot showers and dry clothes. And by then, Lunch.

The afternoon brought out sun – lots of it. So 6 of us drove out to Deal Island and had a great time circumnavigating Little Deal Island, the last island in the small archipelago, a low, uninhabited, marshgrass covered island. The remaining three of the group went bicycling, everyone got a workout that weekend. I didn’t see any wildlife, we stood offshor about 300′ most of the way around but for a brief rest stop on a small beach about at the halfway point.

Then bck to the Farmhouse for a sumptious feast, pot-luck. Offerings included Lasagna, rice&sausage, a tossed salad, and lots more. That meal blew out my diet, well, ther’s always next week.

Stay tuned, next a trip up Weems Creek


About Mike

I'm an avid bicyclist, that also enjoys Kayaking, Nature Photography, Cross Country Skiing and Geocaching. There's nothing more boring than sitting indoors in "good" weather.
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