Kayaking the Flower Pot Wrecks

I’m super excited to share my piece in The Washington Post’s travel section on the newest National Marine Sanctuary. I’ll take any excuse to get on the water and loved exploring this unusual, historically resonant spot on the Potomac River.

Our guide, Jeremy Martinez of  Atlantic Kayak Company , explains what lies beneath the water.

Our guide, Jeremy Martinez of Atlantic Kayak Company, explains what lies beneath the water.

Last fall, I also explored the 18th century town of Onancock on the Eastern Shore of Virginia by foot and water (kayak) and wrote about it for Bethesda Magazine. What’s super cool is that you can drive from Onancock (which is on a creek that feeds into the Chesapeake Bay) to Wachapreague (which is on the Atlantic Ocean side) in a mere fifteen minutes. I had a fabulous tour with the knowledgeable and entertaining Captain Meriwether Payne of Seaside Ecotours through the cuts and Barrier Islands of Virginia.

Where have you kayaked lately? Where should I go next?

We circumnavigated Dawson Shoals, a sandy, small and uninhabited Barrier Island, that helps to protect Virginia’s Eastern Shore from Atlantic surges.

We circumnavigated Dawson Shoals, a sandy, small and uninhabited Barrier Island, that helps to protect Virginia’s Eastern Shore from Atlantic surges.