It was a perfect day for kayaking on the Piankatank River, the main tidal river of the Chesapeake Bay. Located on the Middle Peninsula between the Rappahannock and York Rivers, it is a prime spot for fishing, crabbing and bird watching. The river attracts all species of birds including kingfishers, blue herons and bald eagles. My friend Francisco was able to join us. Gloucester County is truly a peaceful place, the pace of life is slower and the sight of trucks carrying crab pots is always pleasing for some reason. I would like to return and paddle through Dragon Run one day, a 36 mile long stream which serves as the main fresh water tributary of the Piankatank River.