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Kayak Seat Upgrade Or Retrofit

Kayak Seat Upgrade Or Retrofit

I found this great kayak seat upgrade from GCI that just drops into the seat well in my kayak. It gives me all-day paddling comfort, and can go in and out instantly for use on shore. The high back is great for support, while not hindering a full trunk rotation when paddling. The GCI Outdoor SitBacker Adjustable Seat! Designed for canoes, this...

Custom Nautical Blankets

Custom Nautical Blankets

Unbelievably fluffy and warm – these high quality cozy fleece blankets are impossible to leave behind – wherever you might go. The perfect size to use on the boat, or when just snuggling on the couch by the fireplace. Custom made-to-order blankets. Sherpa lined back for extra warmth and comfort. Keep some extras on hand! These blankets would be great to have...

The Perfect Summer Day!

The Perfect Summer Day!

We have had a lot of cool and rainy days this spring, but it is finally starting to feel like summer here on the last week of June. Every “River Rat” needs a T-Shirt!

Social Distancing By Kayak

Social Distancing By Kayak

The current pandemic has allowed for endless time to spend in the plastic boat! There is always something new to see and experience in a kayak – even if you paddle the same rivers and creeks every time. The weather is always different, the wildlife, the tides, etc. I have stayed in the Urbanna area along the various creeks feeding the lower...

First Paddle Of Spring!  Urbanna Creek

First Paddle Of Spring! Urbanna Creek

Urbanna Creek is located in Middlesex County VA. The town of Saluda is on the south side and the town of Urbanna is on the North with a bridge connecting the two towns. I practiced social distancing on this beautiful spring day with a temperature of 80 degrees. Unfortunately, the wind kept building until the creek turned from a lake into a...

TRIP – Haven Beach / Chesapeake Bay

TRIP – Haven Beach / Chesapeake Bay

This public beach in Mathews County Virginia is a great place to go for a “big water” paddle in the Chesapeake Bay. In recent years, the road has been paved, and a parking area has been added with a comfort station. There is plenty of room for cars now – even on a gorgeous day like today! Here’s a tip: Save the...

Kayaking, Blue Crabs And Beer!

Kayaking, Blue Crabs And Beer!

Does it get any better Virginia? We are avid paddlers in Central Virginia, and make t-shirts on rainy days. Check back as we add designs and complementary products weekly. You can find some tips and solutions to common kayak problems. We also post reviews of various kayak products that we actually use. There’s no better way to enjoy the beauty all around...

Kayaking T-Shirts And Gear

Kayaking T-Shirts And Gear

It’s summer and everyone is hitting the water! Show off your love of the plastic boat with one of our colorful kayak t-shirts. We also have other apparel and gear. Shop our store! New Arrivals This Week! Kayaking News TRIP – Mattaponi River / York River Upgrade Or Retrofit Your Kayak Seat T-Shirt: America’s Second Amendment Rights TRIP – Urbanna Creek /...

TRIP - Mattaponi River / York River

TRIP – Mattaponi River / York River

The little town of West Point sits in the “V” where the Mattaponi and Pamunkey Rivers join to form the York River. The water is brackish here, and becomes tidal salt-water in the York. This public boat landing has a very large parking area – both for cars/trucks with trailers – and without. Parking should not be a problem on weekends and...

TRIP - Chickohominy Lake - Eagles Landing

TRIP – Chickohominy Lake – Eagles Landing

My good friend – and expert fishing guide – Art Conway suggested that I try Eagles Landing on Chickohominy Lake for the maiden voyage of my newest kayak. He wasn’t wrong! The lake is a short 20 minute drive from Richmond, just below Providence Forge on Route 60. The lake is also near Lenexa and is a short drive from Williamsburg. Eagles...

Kayaking In Virginia

Kayaking In Virginia

I have lived in Virginia and boated all over the state. We have some of the most scenic waterways right here in our own back yard as I’ve seen traveling around America. I’m mainly a saltwater sailor, but about 10 years ago, I tried the kayak – and I was hooked. I thought going by wind power was slow! It is the...