AUG 1-5, Rhode Island's Homeless Village stay, Paddling, & Soup Kitchen Pot Luck

  • Aug 1, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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Hi Everyone:

Weather Link:

TIDE AT THE Naragansett BEACH :

Note: i am trying to determine the most advantageous way the flows in the river work, (delays and flows..etc)

[masked]  5:42 AM EDT   Sunrise[masked]  5:45 AM EDT   2.93 feet  High Tide[masked]:53 AM EDT   0.65 feet  Low Tide  
(i will guess we will be getting a nice river ride 
out to the beach)
[masked]  6:09 PM EDT   3.55 feet  High Tide


(note the river flow through the Narrows is very tide dependent).


Kayaking weekend in Rhode Island:

Exact times may vary and are dependent on weather conditions, final decisions are made at the "Pre-Paddling Meeting Site"  in Charlestown RI .

Friday, August 2 @ apx. 9:30AM

Location:  Quonochontaug (Quonny) Pond, The Breechway, West Beach Road:

Look for us at the end of the road by the boat launch

Description: This location is a calm water area.  You can either paddle around this very large salt pond or join the group and paddle to the beach access where we swim and enjoy this beautiful Rhode Island beach all day. (Water Blanket, sunscreen, and snack).

The boat ramp at the inner end of the Quonochontaug Breachway provides access to both Quonochontaug Pond and Block Island Sound. The pond is a large salt pond with many coves and channels to explore in a kayak. This boat launch is the only good access to this salt pond and sees heavy use from fisherman, boaters and day-trippers. Once beyond the launch area and on the salt pond it can be a blissful to paddle the salt pond with its expansive untouched barrier beach, classic Victorian summer cottages and bird sanctuary.

On most days the southwest wind fills in across this area in the morning and blows throughout the afternoon, so be prepared for this when planning your trip.

Driving Directions and Landmarks: From Route 1 south turn left onto West Beach Road, which is after East Beach Road. From Route 1 north turn right onto West Beach Road. Follow West Beach Road to the end of the road, bearing right at 1.4 miles and again half a mile later. This second right will put you on West End Road. The boat ramp is a half a mile ahead at the end of this road, the last part of which is a dirt road.

Saturday, August 3 @apx 9:30AM:

Narrow River - Pollack Ave - Boat Ramp (map Link)

Paddle description: We will paddle to the ocean via under the bridge and through the Narrows until we come to the peninsula.  We will beach there "all day" and enjoy the waves.  Bring a blanket, umbrella, lunch, water, and sun lotion.

River is known as the Narrow River, the official name for it is the Pettaquamscutt River, and that is how it is shown on most maps and in many guide books

Put in places:

The group puts in at Narrow River Fishing Access on Pollock Avenue in Wakefield RI.  There is limited parking here though, so keep this in mind.  See below for a few other options offering easier skill levels too.

Other options:

Easy Paddle to the Beach with lots of parking.

At the Route 1A Bridge over Narrow River Inlet there are two possibilities for getting on the water. On the north side of the bridge, on the west side of the road, there is a gravel parking area for the John H. Chafee National Wildlife Refuge. From this parking area, a gently sloping gravel path runs about 300 feet down to the shore.

On the south side of the bridge, on the east side of the road, there is another larger parking lot. The shoreline right below this lot is not great for launching boats because it is protected with riprap, but if you look in the trees at the back of the parking area you will find a somewhat steep path leading 75 feet or so down to a nice gravel beach very suitable for launching hand carried boats.
Driving Landmarks: This site is right on Route 1A, 1 mile north of Narragansett Beach. If driving north on Route 1A look for a large dirt parking lot on the right just before the bridge or cross the bridge and look for a dirt road on the left just after the bridge. There is a sign for the John H. Chafee National Wildlife Refuge at this road. See the description above for more details on getting to the water from each parking lot.

KAYAK RENTALS through Narrow River Kayaks:  Details on their website:

There is an option to put in on their property ($5.00 fee for parking).

94B Middlebridge Rd, Narragansett, RI (401)[masked] () ·

google map of area(s):,0,1078350629933452839&sa=X&ei=qCZOU...






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    Thursday was good.....Friday was very good.....Saturday was great.....Sunday was superb.....Thanks Al and Barb for the hard work.....A special thanks to Mari and Kristina

    1 · August 6, 2013

  • Lisa J

    Great weekend and weather overall. Good to see everyone

    August 6, 2013

  • LauraZ

    Great photos. looks like you had a wonderful time!!!

    August 6, 2013

  • Anne B.

    Much (too much?) good food; many good people; a little rain did not dampen any spirits! Sunny days for paddling; what more could we ask for?

    August 5, 2013

  • KAYAKING CT-MA-RI Sea & Riv A.

    Yeah some rain, but overall a great weekend, nothing really was lost as to locations but may be even a better than regular conditions with a break on Saturday to do other things, as always, foods of all types that were good and fattening, yet excersized off a bit also.
    Thanks to all that came out to brave the rain and sun.
    REMEMBER sunscreen is your friend, the sun burns you.
    Thanks to the spirits that visited Sunday Night, a good ending to a nice full weekend.

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • Lenore

    I sprained my wrist trying to get my kayak out of the basement. So no paddling for me this week.

    August 4, 2013

  • KAYAKING CT-MA-RI Sea & Riv A.

    OK on the road,
    Will be there apx 11:30 +/-

    August 1, 2013

  • Ali

    I'll be bringing my portable Weber grill w/ stand if others want to use it.

    August 1, 2013

  • Lenore

    There is a free Shakespearian play in Wilcox Park (Westerly) on Saturday night. Bring folding chairs and coolers. Put booze in disguise. The play is THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at 7 PM. But I am guessing that the camp will be a happy resting place and nobody will want to go. No problem.

    August 1, 2013

  • Mary

    I will be sharing the site w Lisa J. too

    July 30, 2013

  • Kat

    Will be there Saturday to paddle the river

    March 22, 2013

  • Lenore

    Naturally, I will be there.

    March 17, 2013

  • Judy

    I will be sharing the site with Lisa J.

    March 16, 2013

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