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trip - piankatank river and harper creek kayaking

TRIP – Piankatank River And Harper Creek Kayaking

I saw some new signs go up at the intersection of Route 33 and Route 17 this spring for a public boat landing. The arrows pointed into Mathews County which means it was probably on the Piankatank River. I couldn’t find much information online and so I was curious. Since the stinging nettles are out thicker than I’ve seen them in years...

heed the river's call! kayak t-shirts

Heed The River’s Call! Kayak T-Shirts

Any kayak fisherman would love to have some of these kayak angler t-shirts in their closet for those days when the river’s call is too strong to ignore! Kayaking and fishing in Virginia. Check out our blog with ideas for great fishing spots and kayak gear. We design and print custom kayaking and fishing apparel. We are avid kayak paddlers in Central...

trip - urbanna creek / rappahannock river

TRIP – Urbanna Creek / Rappahannock River

One of my favorite places in Virginia – Urbanna! I have had a boat here for most of my life and always enjoy sailing, swimming or paddling in “the creek”. Urbanna Creek leads down from Saluda into town and out to the Rappahannock River about 8 miles up from the Chesapeake Bay. This area is of course tidal salt water, but the...

feelfree aventura v2 14' kayak review

FeelFree Aventura V2 14′ Kayak Review

I’ve been so busy building a kayak trailer and getting the boats customized for the season, that I haven’t really done an in-depth review – or even taken a long paddle in my new Aventura 14. The FeelFree Aventura is a lively 14′ sea kayak designed to take paddlers to the next level. Most people who live in Richmond Virginia like I...

crescent crew tandem - the big man's suv kayak

Crescent Crew Tandem – The Big Man’s SUV Kayak

I’ve had the Crescent Crew tandem for about a month now and wanted to do a more in-depth review of this great boat. I’m a big guy at 6’ 1” and 240 pounds.  I was looking for a “big man’s” kayak that could haul people and gear like an SUV.  I also wanted to have the option of adding a trolling motor...

custom kayak trailer build

Custom Kayak Trailer Build

Custom kayak trailer built up from Ironton utility trailer kits from Northern Tool. The original tongue is only 4′, so a custom 12′ replacement was made locally in by the Richmond Metal Supermarket. The new tongue is 2.5″ boxed aluminum and is bolted across all three cross-members. The truck racks give added space to load extra boats. The expanded aluminum deck was...

kayaks:  the suv vs the sports car

Kayaks: The SUV VS The Sports Car

Over the last 20 years, I’ve had a number of kayaks from 10′ up to 16′ by different manufacturers. Some worked well – but some just didn’t get the job done. This spring, I have narrowed the fleet down to two boats that fit just about any conditions except the true whitewater rapids in Virginia. I mainly paddle in the Rappahannock River,...

kayak shop visit - oak tree outfitters

Kayak Shop Visit – Oak Tree Outfitters

Since the pandemic, kayaks have been hard to come by. But Oak Tree Outfitters in Gloucester County VA has a fresh supply! I picked up a new Crescent Crew yesterday and couldn’t believe how many boats Travis has in inventory right now! FeelFree, Vanhunks, Vibe, Three Rivers, etc., etc. Fishing kayaks, SUP’s, recreational boats – you know they won’t last long. Summer...

kayak trip: mill creek boat landing rappahannock river

Kayak Trip: Mill Creek Boat Landing Rappahannock River

Two-Hour Paddle Around Parrott Island at the mouth of Mill Creek on the Rappahannock River Wake VA on the Rappahannock River has the only public beach in Middlesex County. There is a boat landing just a bit upriver from the beach, but I had heard it was silted in and unusable. The ramp is on Mill Creek, so I decided to take...

feelfree aventura v2 - 14' sea kayak review

FeelFree Aventura V2 – 14′ Sea Kayak Review

I celebrated spring by buying a 2021 FeelFree Aventura V2 14′ kayak with skeg! After being wait-listed for over a year, I found that Oak Tree Outfitters in Gloucester VA had stock on many FeelFree and Vibe kayaks in their shop. Owner, Travis Jenkins, had the Aventura in stock and in my color. He has a great selection of fishing kayaks right...

spring day in urbanna va

Spring Day In Urbanna VA

The weather was perfect for a relaxing paddle down the creek and out to the Rappahannock River! My daily kayak “commute” is paddling from Oak’s Landing in Saluda down Urbanna Creek through the town and out to the Rappahannock River. My kayak boathouse is in Saluda – just a few miles from the landing on Urbanna Creek. This little town hasn’t changed...