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OCT 6 Saturday- Paddle the Seldon Crick - in Hadlyme CT

  • Oct 6, 2012 · 11:00 AM
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Hi Everyone,

Due to the nature of the "not so perfect weather" this weekend and the long drive all the way up to Belchertown, I want to save the COLD Spring Street River for a good and better day NEXT Weekend.

HOWEVER something more local for us seems to be best at this time if it actually rains ???and the ability to have the BBQ under a roof next to a fire seems like a better option for most of you at this moment.

SELDON CREEK. A simple trip on a small side river along the CT river.

Head down the CT RIVER to the Sand Bar at the south end of Seldon Island,

Its low tide and some current, enjoy a little time here prior to the upstream paddle into Seldon Creek, we can not get to some other side creeks but take your time and enjoy Seldon, we can stop to look at the camp sites right before re-entering the CT river.

Entering Waleboane Cove is an option if the water has risen enough to keep us above the sand..


Tides for Hadlyme starting with October 6, 2012.

Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible

Sa   6     High   4:28 AM     2.5   6:52 AM     Set 12:48 PM      72
     6      Low  10:42 AM     0.9   6:23 PM    Rise 10:32 PM
     6     High   4:51 PM     2.8
     6      Low  11:38 PM     0.6



Getting tot he boat ramp area:

The address of # 154 Ferry Road, Lyme CT seems to be OK along with the map link above.


The Traditional FIRESIDE BBQ will be held at HURD Park again.

This time we have to leave about the apx sunset time... ;-) or we will be on the America's Most Criminal Meetup Group show.


Kayaks available:

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 again, 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 boat ramp.

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 230 lbs) with beginner and up skills.


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.


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 - 145 lbs) with Beginner and up skills.
This is the medium size cockpit of the Eliza series.


KAYAK #4: Necky Eliza Composite Special Ultra Light Version (Modified)

(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 (95 - 145 lbs) with Beginner and up skills.
This is the lightest of the Eliza Series and also with the smallest cocpit.


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 100 - 200 Lbs) with NOVICE/INTERMEDIATE and up skills.


KAYAK #6: NDK Greenlander Pro, Fiberglass, Red, Skeg Equipped. Greenland style, fast kayak for ocean crusing. 18' @ 21" wide, heavy weight 50 lb

Full Greenland style sea kayak. Medium sized paddler [masked] lbs) with a MINIMUM of Intermediate to Advanced sea paddling skills needed for this boat.



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  • Elena

    It was a nice trip with 2 very different parts. Big waves and terrible wind in the Connecticut River and then a relaxing no paddling drift in the Sheldon Crick. Thank you Al for organizing and leading us, I had a good time with this group as usual.

    October 12, 2012

  • Scott W.

    Hello Friends who Attended:

    I had a great time! CT river was a work out and the alleged Seldon River was relaxing! Thanks to all - you again provided great entertainment and conversation, and of course, tasty sustenance, too.

    I am polishing my Sham Wow commercial spot for the next event that I'll attend, though unfortunately, it won't be this Sat. (Sinuses acting up.) And thanks to engineer Dave (?) for Kodak H2O proof camera suggestion - I bought one!

    Have a fantastic time Sat. - will be there in spirit!

    Scott W.

    October 11, 2012

  • Kim O

    The timing was perfect. We got the workout of waves like an ocean paddle and a sweet drift in the Seldon creek. This change in plans was a good call and the Hurd is always good.

    October 7, 2012

  • Kat

    Wonderful pictures! Thanks to all the photographers

    October 7, 2012

  • Kat

    Good Call Al! This was the place to go . This was puurrrfect. Great mix of waves, wind, wakes and wildlife! Good recovery time on the creek and time to rest at the beach before hitting the cross wakes and surfing the big swells! Potluck always good. Great to see old and new friends and share laughs etc

    October 7, 2012


    Thanks to all that came out to battle the Big River Tidal Waves and Hurricane Winds, then FINALLY get your reward of a unique river ride with almost no paddling, Thanks to those that started the camp fire at the camp site. The Pot Luck was great as always, Thanks Again. See you at the Cold Springs River.

    October 7, 2012

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