Assateague and Janes Island

My last several outings had been to the Outer Banks so it was time to get out of my rut and try something different.  I hadn’t spent much time on the the Eastern Shore so I decided to head north and check out Assateague Island.  With both a State Park and National Park located at


Ocracoke Camping

My first two outings this year (April and May) were more accurately described as “Get Out and Do Nothing” kind of trips.  I really just wanted a quiet and relaxing weekend – I just didn’t want to do it home. A couple of weekends camping at Oregon Inlet and Hatteras Island seemed to work that


Douthat State Park

Seeing as this might well be my last free weekend for a while, I took advantage of the beautiful weather and headed to the mountains. I was also itching to take out my new Aliner Sportliner popup camper and a fall weekend in the mountains seemed like the perfect way to break it in. Thumbing


The Best Laid Plans…

Sometimes the best of plans just don’t come together.  I found myself with a relatively free weekend and the urge to head down to the Outer Banks for a little paddling.  The forecast was perfect with highs in the mid 70’s and mid 50’s at night.  I was also in the mood for a bit


Ocracoke to Portsmouth Island

My 2008 kayaking sort of picked up where it left off in 2007 – on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I wanted to try to get down to Ocracoke before the tourists and the mosquitoes. Well, we beat the tourists but apparently you can’t outrun the mosquitoes. The NPS campground at Ocracoke wasn’t too