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SEPTEMBER 16, 2013 - Paddle Quivett Creek from Mants Landing, Brewster

 Below is the NEW launch for the Quivett Creek paddle....Mants Landing/Beach.

This is our second of three times in September that I am posting this paddle because we can park with no parking sticker required.

We'll launch at 10:00 AM, because high tide in Barnstable and Sesuit Harbors is about 9:07 AM.  This is a beautiful paddle, but bad in high wind. Rain or wind that is forecast to be over 10-12 mph will postpone the paddle until the next day, Sept.17 at 10:00...when the tide will be 10:04 AM and good for this location.

We'll paddle from Mants Landing, a Town of Brewster "landing', really a lovely beach INSTEAD OF PAINES CREEK BEACH WHERE WE HAVE ALWAYS LAUNCHED IN THE PAST. We found that the Paines Creek launch is completely blocked off, so on Sept 3, we went up to the closest Brewster public landing/beach at Mants and launched there. We were paddling the shore for only about an added quarter mile, so with no wind, that is no problem.  We will hug the shore going west to the mouth of Quivett Creek.  On Sept 3, the vegetation was solid green, unlike what you see in the photo above from a May paddle in Quivett Creek.

Even though the vast majority of the paddle is in protected water in the marsh, the paddle from the launch to the marsh is wide open. I WILL CANCEL THE PADDLE IF THERE IS WIND OVER 10-12 mph. If the wind is out of the north, kayaks are pushed in toward land and water is splashed over the side of the kayak. If wind is out of the east, it can be difficult to get back to the launch.

LIKE ALL OUR PADDLES, THIS PADDLE IS ONLY FOR EXPERIENCED AND ENERGETIC PEOPLE WHO ALREADY HAVE EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE KAYAKING, THIS IS NOT A PLACE TO GET SOME TIME ON THE WATER. YOU MUST HAVE THAT EXPERIENCE BEFORE PADDLING WITH US.

DIRECTIONS: If you need directions, please mentions that and I can add them here.

Make sure I can contact you in case weather forces cancellation and let me know if you want to go the next day.

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  • Joyce

    Great to meet Eileen and have a seasoned sea kayaker along my side. I guess the wind was not that bad, but the water was rougher than I expected (or than I like) Only had 2 small waves come over the deck. The creek was really smooth and not even a breeze.

    September 16, 2013

  • Joyce

    Mants Landing is a Brewster "town landing" that looks like a lovely beach, but you can bring your vehicle right up to the edge of the sand and have only a 20' carry.
    From the intersection of Rt 134 (ex 9 off Mid Cape) and 6A, go east on 6A for 2.7 mi. Bear left onto Lower Rd (see Luke's in shopping plaza on left). Go 0.7 mi on Lower Rd. Take left on Robbins Hill and go 0.7 mi to the end of road into beach parking lot.

    September 15, 2013

  • Mike K.

    Hi Joyce, please send directions to the launch site. Thanks,
    Mike

    September 15, 2013

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