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Sun, May 25-Paddle Chase Garden Creek, YarmouthPort

THIS IS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. NOT ONLY IS THE TIDE PERFECT FOR THIS PADDLE, IT IS PROBABLY THE ONLY ONE WE COULD DO ON THIS WEEKEND. Chase Garden Creek (Grey's Beach / Bass Hole) has a huge, paved parking lot that NEVER requires parking stickers, so I will post it every month. There are restrooms, a beach and a long boardwalk going out over the marsh.

Chase Garden Creek winds it's way into a beautiful marsh in Yarmouth Port. This paddle combines a beautiful paddle with the best parking on Cape Cod for our group. Parking stickers are the thing that makes scheduling paddles for a group on Cape Cod extremely difficult.

High tide in Barnstable Harbor is 9:26 AM, so we will have plenty of water out and back if the winter storms haven't changed the sand distribution under water in a way that interferes with our paddle. We won't know until we try it.

The launch area is flanked on the left by a long boardwalk, where people go to see the sunset and the gorgeous views of Cape Cod Bay and a beach area on the right. There is an active osprey nest next to the boardwalk and five more osprey nests in the marsh.

DIRECTIONS:  From Rt.6, the Mid-Cape Highway, take exit 8 and go NORTH on Union St. to Rt 6A.  Cross 6A, by going a tiny bit left to the left of a gas station to get on Old Church St.  (If you miss that and are on 6A heading west, take the next right on Playground and head will join Old Church St.)  About 0.3 mile up Old Church from 6A, bear right at the stop sign onto Center St. Go 0.5 mile on Center and at the T, take a left to stay on Center and drive until you see the parking lot.  Go BEYOND the parking lot and see the ramp just before the boardwalk.  Unload your gear and park your car in the lot.

Please leave enough time to travel and unload, so that you are in the water at 10:00.

All paddles are for experienced and energetic paddlers. This is not a place to "get experience on the water" need that experience before paddling with this group. No guests on paddles.

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  • Christy H.

    Great time!

    May 27, 2014

  • Vicki G.

    Great paddle! Thanks for organizing Joyce!

    May 26, 2014

  • Joyce

    Super crew today....good to welcome Christy and Robert to the group. Perfect weather. Always a beautiful paddle...never have seen the water that high. Happy to see all 5 Osprey platforms active this year. Good lunch on the patio at Optimist Café.

    May 25, 2014

  • Joseph M.

    Thank you Joyce. I was pleased to see you and the other boaters. First time out this year. I wimped out at the end but enjoyed the paddle and the company. I hope to join you again later in the season.

    May 25, 2014

  • Joseph M.

    Sorry I have not joined you earlier this season. I am looking forward to joining the group tomorrow

    May 24, 2014

  • Joyce

    Weather still looking good for tomorrow's paddle...mostly cloudy, but NO wind and no rain.

    Given that it will be the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, a table at the Optimist Café, outside on the patio, might be hard to get...but, if people want to try, I'm in.

    May 24, 2014

  • Joyce

    As of 7:00 am on Friday, the forecast for YarmouthPort on Sunday could not be better >>>
    "Partly sunny, with a high near 63. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. "

    For the 2 people who have not paddled with us before...we are in the water and moving at 10:00.

    It's a BEAUTIFUL paddle.

    May 23, 2014

  • Joyce

    As it says in the description of this paddle, as well as in the description of the group, there are NEVER any guests on paddles. The reasons are given in the description of the group.

    May 21, 2014

  • Gail S.

    My sister would like to come as a guest. Is that possible?

    May 20, 2014

  • Aht

    Wish I could! I will be in the vicinity to get training in rough water over the weekend. I might do this paddle by myself on either Monday or Tuesday? Miss you, Joyce!

    March 30, 2014

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