Sea Kayaking - Fox Is. Base Camp & Exploration

  • May 25, 2007 · 8:00 AM
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Resurrection Bay is one of the spectacular Kenai Fiords and you get there paddling right off beaches near Seward. Join us paddling about 8-10 miles from 4th of July Creek (side of the bay near the prison) to the Sand Spit on Fox Island. We will set up a base camp there and do day trip paddles for as many days of the holiday weekend as folks want to stay. We may explore sea stacks and visit sea lions. If conditions are right we may paddle around Resurrection Point into Day Harbor or land on Rugged Is., to walk to the top and visit World War II defensive fortifications built to repel an expected Japanese invasion of the bay. We may circumnavigate one or more islands; may paddle near, or even through, sea stacks and arches (if conditions are JUST RIGHT). Mary and I are going out Friday - we'll set up camp. You may come with us that day; join us Friday night or come out on Saturday; or, even come out Sunday to camp just one night. I would like to have a pre-trip day trip on Saturday or Sunday May 12 or 13. This will not be necessary in order to to join us on Memorial Day weekend but it will serve as a good shakedown and intro to Res Bay if you have not paddled there before. Feel welcome to call me or my wife for more information or with questions Doug[masked] Mary[masked]

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    Our group got dropped off on Saturday by water-taxi. Granted, the weather wasn't exactly great, but we did think it was kinda strange and a bit lame that the organizer of the event took off the moment we arrived on the scene. So, it was up to us to create our own 'adventure'. Jodie and I paddled around kayaker's cove and slightly in to Humpy's cove on Saturday. On Sunday we decided to paddle around Fox Island while the remaining four paddled on the Eastern side of Resurrection Bay into kayaker's and Humpy's coves. The weather was cloudy, but relatively rain-free with an occasional shower thrown in. On Sunday only Jodie and I were left after the other four had been picked up by water-taxi on Sunday afternoon. We set out in bright sunshine toward Thumb's cove. We felt like winning the big prize for being the only ones to stick it out till Monday. We discovered a 'massive' waterfall in Humpy's Cove and paddled on to Thumb's cove where we were picked up by our water-taxi. Great weekend!

    May 28, 2007

  • Doug Van E.

    4 of us paddled out on Friday under a leaden sky but with no rain. Rain came over night and the next day brought rain, low scudding strands of clouds and fog and a stiff breeze out of the south (SW? SE? it seemed to vary). The original 4 opted to cut the trio to two days rather than 3 or 4. Just as we were abou to leave the beach, having lstened to the marine weather forecast to reinforve our observations and decision, here came 2 water taxis, dropping on the beach we were about to vacate 8 more Adventurers from the meetup. We offered thoughts and where to place tents, left a large rain tarp, and set out for a great sea food dinner in Seward town; where we ran into a half dozen of our experienced kayaker pals who had opted to leave the soggy weather to the sea lions we saw as we paddle dboth in and out. No whales observed but lots of various sea birds.

    May 27, 2007

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