This is the last of three times in September that I am posting this paddle because no parking sticker is required in Sept. It is the last possible day this fall I can paddle, so there will be no alternate date for this Quivett Creek paddle. Next paddle will be in May, 2014.
We'll launch at 9:30 AM, because high tide in Barnstable and Sesuit Harbors is about 8:36 AM. Forecast of rain or any wind over 5 - 8 mph will cancel this paddle
As of today, Sept 16, when we paddled by Paines Creek Beach launch area, the launch looks like it will not be open for weeks. WE'LL LAUNCH FROM MANTS LANDING....and hug the shore going west to the mouth of Quivett Creek. As we make our way up this wonderful creek, we'll be surrounded by extensive marsh. Unlike Scorton Creek and Chase Garden where the reeds and grasses are too tall to see over, the vegetation along Quivett Creek allows distant views at high tide.
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. Any forecast of wind and this paddle will be cancelled. 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.
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.
Make sure I can contact you in case weather forces cancellation.