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Circumnavigate Barters Island (Oven Mouth)

Level One Trip. Launch at 10 AM. Inland trip where tides are more important than swells and wind. Parking at Hogdgon Island (Free Public Parking and Toilet) and then travel North with the incoming tide to Oven's Mouth. This is a narrow inlet that funnels water at a rate that has been reported close to 8 knots. We will be arriving around slack tide and no such excitement is anticipated. We can enter through the mouth for a quick look around and then ride the tide back towards Hogdgons Islands. This is potentially a 10 mile day but with the current helping it should feel a lot shorter.

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  • Craig C.

    Perfect day! Very pleasant group. Supportive leadership. Ideal put in/take out location. Watching for the next opportunity!
    Peace in our time.
    Craig

    August 11, 2014

  • Craig C.

    Perfect day! Very pleasant group. Supportive leadership. Ideal put in/take out location. Watching for the next opportunity!
    Peace in our time.
    Craig

    August 11, 2014

  • Lise T.

    Another great paddle. Thank you Doug

    August 11, 2014

  • Sarah O'Brien C.

    Peaceful and pretty. Thanks to Doug, as always!

    August 10, 2014

  • Carolyn E

    chance that I won't make it, if so, hope you all have a great time!

    August 9, 2014

  • Rob M.

    We could paddle against the tide (east of Barter's Island) up to Oven's Mouth and then come back on the west side of Barter's with the tide.

    There are benches and places to have lunch at the Oven's Mouth Preserve.

    August 8, 2014

    • Rob M.

      Or, we could meet at 11:00 putin 11:30 and ride the tide all the way around Barer's

      August 9, 2014

    • Doug K

      I think we need to stick with the 10 am launch.

      August 9, 2014

  • Rob M.

    Doug, I looked at the tide tables and see high tide listed at 11:16 AM for the Cross River does this concur with your plans?

    I've paddled from Hogdgons Island to Oven Mouth before and the tides run opposite of what you'd think.

    Once you're north of Merrow Island the incoming tide on the east side of Barter's Island runs South, and the outgoing tide runs North! So, if you leave Hogdgons Island at 10:00 and come back on the east side of Barter's you'd be bucking the tide both ways!

    This is why when I've proposed this trip a couple times, with no takers, I've planned to follow the outgoing tide north to the Cross River exit into the Sheepscot and then down the west side of Barter's Island and back to Hogdgons Island.

    I'm thinking about joining you but, not if you want to paddle against the tides!

    August 8, 2014

    • Doug K

      I am willing to defer to your experience. I am looking for an enjoyable lvl 1 paddle from that location. If you can join us and help make that happen I would be grateful.

      August 8, 2014

  • Carolyn E

    conditional rsvp, I hope to be able to go

    August 8, 2014

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