Host: Jim Cruse
Host contact:[masked] (call or text)
Assistant host: Needed
Assistant host contact: N/A at this time
Let’s meet at Stumpy Lake in Virginia Beach and paddle in the New Year. Stumpy Lake almost always has several types of waterfowl present along with the possibility of Bald Eagles soaring overhead. Access to the launch area is through the entrance to the golf course at GPS coordinates [masked],[masked] from Indian river Road. I will be driving a silver Chevrolet P/U with mounted kayak racks. The parking area is on the left after you cross the small bridge. Please observe the one-way signs and enter from the second driveway.
Parking at the launch site is somewhat limited (about 10 spots) but there is no problem with dropping off your boat and parking further down the driveway at the Pro Shop. We can shuttle drivers from the Pro Shop back to the launch if necessary (about 1/10 mile) to expedite things.
There is no charge for this event and it is open to all boats and family members. This is an easy paced paddle suitable for all skill levels. Please remember that PFD’s are mandatory and to bring drinking water/snacks. Dress for the water temperature regardless of what the air temp turns out to be.
Stumpy Lake uses a “roller ramp” launch system which is fantastic. You won’t have to get your feet wet to launch. Recovery is equally easy.
Last New Year’s Day presented us with “balmy weather” let’s hope for a repeat this year. This paddle with be canceled only in the event of rain or heaven forbid a blinding snow storm.
If folks would like we can always meet at one of the local pubs for some snacks and warming libations after the paddle. If you have any questions contact me at[masked]-1137.
This paddle has also been announced on the Hampton Roads Kayaking meetup site. This will be a great chance to meet new paddling buddies
Please check back often in case of changes