I think after this event or weekend it will be cooling too much for more ocean events (yes the ocean water is still warm, but not for long) and so soon it will be time to return to some of the favourite river locations before the water is frozen solid. I.e. Salmon River & Cold Springs River.
As always Everything depends on the WEATHER and water conditions for any event.
This event location needs good weather to be present to continue (Or i will have an alternate location to offer). Sunday is the back up day if needed.
Rain or other undesirable conditions cancells this event.
Current weather at the site are:
Today's Radar Loop: http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/northeast_loop.php
Tides for Saybrook Jetty starting with September 22, 2012.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
Sa 22 High 3:53 AM 3.5 6:37 AM Rise 1:56 PM 39
22 Low 10:04 AM 0.5 6:46 PM Set 11:44 PM
22 High 4:30 PM 4.4
22 Low 10:55 PM 0.3
The pictures below are the charts for the area we will be in.
We will be in the area that is in the center of the below chart - more specifically right above LONG LEDGE:
Bring your lunch food and lots of sunscreen, water for this day, a sand umbrella too if its sunny with a chair or mat..etc...
The AFTER PADDLING Potluck Fireside BBQ is nearby at a small hidden park 2.5 miles west of the boat ramp area on rte 156..
GPS apx #191 Shore Road (rte 156) Black Hall, CT
Getting to the PADDLING Put In SPOT:
Study your maps, you may need a back up route if its trafficky or an accident..etc.
apx GPS address: # 20 Oakridge Drive, Old Lyme CT LOOK for boat launch signs.
Take I- 91 south to rte 9 south,
Go through The terrible Middletown Lights section.
Go to end of rte 9 and take left onto I - 95 *NORT*, go 2 exits.
( or # 70 for rte 156 and go through town if the traffic is really backed up on the bridge)
Else - Take exit # 71 = 4 Mile River Road (This is beach season so there is usually traffic going to Garbage Beach an exit further down.)
At end of exit take left, this is 4 Mile River Road going SOUTH to the shore.
Stay on 4 Mile River Road for apx 0.7 miles.
You will meet rte 156 = Shore Road,
Take the right onto Shore Road heading South.
in apx 0.6 miles look left for OAKRIDGE DRIVE.
TAKE THE LEFT ONTO OAKRIDGE DRIVE.
Go about half way around the circling road, look for the brown boat launch sign and a road off to the right going to the river..go to end and unload then go back to parking lot..walk back to water.
The following Kayaks with paddles and life jackets are available for the put in site if reserved in advance:
Note: if you reserve a kayak and i take it all the way to the site and you do not show -- you will never join us again for any event, these are my personal hobby boats and its asked you be sincere in showing up besides i ask less than half of what a local shop charges and you get better equipment right at the event site.
Yes i will understand traffic may cause you to be late and if i hear of of any traffic via my GPS or by other arriving members, then we usually wait a bit longer than normal.
Please get a GPS, or a GPS with traffic data is even better.
Boat use Doughnation is $20.00.
KAYAK #1: Eddyline Wind Dancer Fiberglass/Kevlar, Red, Rudder Equipped 18' @ 24" wide.
This is an expedition style sea kayak designed for rough sea conditions and heavy loads.
Highly stable (initial & secondary), heavy weight (52 LB).
For almost any sized paddler apx (100 to 240 lbs) with beginner and up skills.
RESERVED FOR SAM
KAYAK #2: Necky Eliza Plastic, Fire Color, Rudder Equipped 15'-3.5'' @ 22"wide.
Transitional Recreation to Sea Kayak, moderate weight (49 LB) ladies kayak
Small to Medium sized paddler (100 - 160 lbs) with Beginner and up skills.
This is the heavier model and largest cockpit of the Eliza series. http://www.frontenac-outfitters.com/kayaks/one_boat.cfm?ID=706
REMOVED FROM TRAILER
KAYAK #3: Necky Eliza Advanced Composite (Un Modified), Red and White, Skeg Version 15'-3'' @ 21" wide.
Transitional Recreation to Sea Kayak, Light weight (45 LB) Ladies Kayak.
Small to Medium sized paddler (95 - 140 lbs) with Beginner and up skills.
This is the medium size cockpit of the Eliza series.
RESERVED FOR MARY BETH
KAYAK #4: Necky Eliza Composite Special Ultra Light Version
(Very Thin Fibreglass), Yellow, Skeg Version 15'-3'' @ 21" wide.
Transitional Recreation to Sea Kayak, Light weight (40 LB) Ladies Kayak.
Small to Medium sized paddler (90 - 135 lbs) with Beginner and up skills.
This is the lightest of the Eliza Series and also with the smallest cockpit so make sure you can fit in it.
RESERVED FOR ELENA
KAYAK #5: Wood Cedar Strip Night Heron by Guillemot Kayaks, Fixed Skeg 18' @ 20" wide.
Overall a stable and predictable Sea Kayak with a hard chine, low rocker Greenland style hull, heavy weight (50 lbs).
Greenland style Paddle available also if specifically REQUESTED.
Medium Sized Paddler (apx 125 - 220 Lbs) with NOVICE/INTERMEDIATE and up skills.
RESERVED FOR KAT
KAYAK #6: NDK Greenlander Pro, Fiberglass, Red, Skeg Equipped. Greenland style, kayak for ocean crusing. 18' @ 21" wide, heavy weight 50 lb
Greenland style sea kayak. Medium sized paddler [masked] lbs) with a MINIMUM of Intermediate to Advanced sea paddling skills needed for this boat.
RESERVED FOR MR MEAT
See Those that are Interested in paddling with us on the water.. al-r