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Jul 15, 2009

Eastern Shore Kayaking

This past weekend we had all kinds and ages of paddlers on SouthEast Expedition tours. On Friday I took a group of Delaware teachers with a day off from teaching summer school on the kayak winery tour. They were delightful!

Then Saturday morning Bill and I may have had SouthEast's most senior customers ever on the Onancock Creek Tour! Connie & Bud Bernton (shown above), ages 82 & 83, came down from Bethesda, MD to celebrate their 59th wedding anniversary in Onancock. They'd never been kayaking before, and they loved it!

On the same tour we had a young family, the youngest 9-year-old Rebecca. The Pullens had come over in their powerboat from the “Western Shore” (what we call the Northern Neck), across the Chesapeake Bay, to stay the night in Onancock.

That afternoon Bill took a Bachelorette party of six on the Chatham Winery Tour. “How did it go?” I asked. “They wore bikinis,” he answered. Tough job, Bill!

That night Chatham was having it’s annual Bluegrass Concert and Low Country Boil on the lawn. There we ran into Connie & Bud, my parents, and other paddling friends for an absolutely splendid Eastern Shore evening.

Sunday we had no paying tours, so Bill & I treated ourselves to a paddle out to one of the barrier islands, from Gargatha Creek to Metompkin Island.

More on that in the next post!

1 comment:

Mary and Bill Burnham said...

I forgot one more paddle we did this weekend! The EVOKE paddling club's Friday night paddle in the Eastern Shore of VA Nat'l Wildlife Refuge. It's at the very tip of the ES on the seaside, right across from SouthEast Expeditions at Sunset Beach.

About 10 of us, including some new friends who are volunteers living in the refuge this summer, paddled through the saltmarsh out to an island beach to watch the sunset. Then we went to friends for a backyard fire and delicious snacks. Life is good.

If you'd like to join the club, go to

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