Reflections on the Pocomoke

Reflections along Nassawango Creek from the Pocomoke River Canoe Company

On a perfect morning, when the Pocomoke is flat calm and the sun is angled toward the water, surrounded by white clouds and blue sky, you could take a photo and not know when it was upside down or right side up. That’s how clear, how sharply lined the reflections are. If a blue heron flies over and you…

The River is Good for Your Mental Health

No more than half-a-mile from the canoe shop there’s a tiny “lagoon,” on the town side of the Pocomoke. This summer it is lined with honeysuckle, hundreds of blooms so low to my deck that at high tide some are beneath the tea-colored water. It has become one of my favorite morning spots. I’m in the habit of paddling…

Early Sunday Morning

Sunday mornings are the best time to be on the Pocomoke if it’s solitude you’re seeking. Traffic noise is a minimum, barely audible in some cuts and lagoons very close to town. Even the turtles sleep in on Sundays. For me, the Pocomoke River is a hallowed sanctuary, near the buzzard roost cypress where the river is wide and…