June 15, 2014 · 9:00 AM
Birch Point State Park
Birch Point State park is in Owls Head just outside Thomaston.
Birch Point state park is here: http://goo.gl/maps/5AhPU
Here is a link to info on the park: http://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/doc/parksearch/index.pl?search_radio=1&state_park=72&historic_site=&public_reserved_land=&shared_use_trails=&town=&distance=&submit=Go+%BB
Please note there is a small fee/drop box for parking so bring a few $$
Please be ready to Launch at 900. High tide is roughly about 1230a). Distance could 12nm or possibly a little more depending on route and expect to be out 5-7 hours.
The paddle leaves Birch Point and starts with an open water crossing under 2nm. It's generally protected once we reach Muscle Ridge. The exact route through the archipelago will be up to the group, but I hope to include heading out to Two Bush Light if the conditions allow. We'll mostly likely stop at Birch Is. for a quick break on the way out and Nettle Is, but there are a few islands we can chose from to stop for a break or lunch as we explore. We should return late afternoon depending on the speed of the group, number and length of stops. I expect this to be a smaller group and have limited the number, but hope some can join me for this beautiful paddle. This is a level 2 paddle but could increase due to some additional distance, open crossing and the likley possibility of some wind and chop on return.
Remember to bring:
· Your signed Participation Agreement
· All the necessary safety equipment: PFD, cold water protection (neo, drysuit) spray skirt, whistle, etc.
· Lunch, drinks and snacks
If you plan to come please RSVP or if you have questions, please feel free to ask.
I will post a note the week/day before regarding weather.
(The address is a bit off as it wouldn't let me add the correct address)