Circumnavigate Gerrish and Cutts Islands

Leave from Kittery Point, paddle Chauncey Creek through the Rachel Carson Preserve to Brave Boat Harbor and out around the islands in open ocean. We can stop inside Brave Boat for lunch. We may also stop and visit Wood Island, site of the old Lifesaving Station that predates the founding of the US Coast Guard.If the wind and weather conditions are difficult we can split into 2 pods--the intrepid types can follow the original plan and the other pod can retrace their route through protected waters. Because parking may be a problem at the Kittery wharf we may unload our boats and gear and drive over to the Mitchell School and park for free. distance is 3/8 of a mile.

Kittery does charge a $5. fee to launch from the wharf.

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6348657 launch location

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com?r=6348639  paddle route

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6348676 walk to Mitchell School parking

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  • Cynde C.

    http://islandvacationrentals.bi...­

    For those who were interested in the Stonington House Rental... least expensive in September.

    August 26

    • Gene

      "No dogs"-come on Cynde-my dog Sasha is better behaved than I am! Kidding-I quite understand!

      August 26

    • Cynde C.

      Unfortunately, there are very few rental houses on the island that allow animals. This would also be a good house to rent in June, if you want to paddle with the other three SMSKN houses, for a week of paddling.

      August 27

  • Janet R.

    This was a great trip! Fun people and gorgeous scenery; couldn't be a better day.

    August 26

  • Gene

    Had a great time and enjoyed the wonderful company.

    1 · August 24

  • Jerry R

    Good weather, great people , thanks Gene

    1 · August 24

  • Jerry R

    Good weather, great people , thanks Gene

    August 24

  • Phil A.

    Thanks Gene, beautiful paddle. I thoroughly enjoyed it! You meet the nicest people kayaking.

    August 24

  • Jerry R

    Gene, thanks for a great day on the water. What a great crew of people.

    August 24

  • Cynde C.

    Would anyone like to car pool from Ptld.?

    August 11

    • Beth B.

      Cynde - I just signed up to go, if you are still looking for someone to drive with.

      August 22

  • Connie O

    Sorry to miss this. A family event conflict arose.

    August 21

  • Jerry R

    I found the answer to my question below. Thx

    August 20

    • Gene

      Approx. 8 miles round trip.

      August 20

  • Jerry R

    About how many miles is this outting?

    August 20

  • Gene

    Jim-received your message-I'll be happy to help out on this trip-done it many times and very familiar with the waters. Biggest problem will be parking at Pepperrell Cove for 17. We can unload at the launch and park in the lot for the Mitchell School which is about a half mile up the road.

    June 19

    • Jim V.

      Thanks, Gene. We'll get you set up as a "trip initiator" and it seems likely that Barry will help you. He's a skilled and experienced paddler, too.

      June 19

  • Carolyn E

    sounds great. . . how many miles to the islands?

    April 27

    • Jim V.

      Carolyn, TO the Island, from the put in is maybe a quarter mile. Around the islands is a smidgen less than 6 miles--not far even at a relaxed pace. Paddlers who would like to extend the trip could gunkhole up the Piscatequa ans then return.

      April 27

    • Jim V.

      Gene is right. I was thinking of the distance of the Great 'Round Gerrish Island Race which was shorter.

      May 23

  • Gene

    Approx. 8 mi round trip.

    April 27

  • Gene

    Based upon conditions it should be a level 2. I've done this maybe a dozen times. There can always be surprises on the ocean side however-fog, breaking rollers over rocks and ledges, but even in such conditions one can always choose a heading that minimizes those issues.

    April 26

  • Carolyn E

    what level is this? interested, never kayaked in the area, just want to make sure it is not a 3

    April 26

  • Jim V.

    One of my favorite paddles when the tide is right (as it is on the 24th).

    April 12

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