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Thomas Point Lighthouse Paddle

Launching from the beautiful and serene Beverly-Triton Beach Park, we'll paddle north with the incoming tide and loop around the famous Thomas Point Lighthouse.  We'll continue north, stopping either near Thomas Point Park or on Highland Beach, and head back south after high tide (which will be at 10:40 am).

Be there by 9, so we can launch by 9:15-9:30. Expect to paddle about 15 miles. This is not a beginner paddle. You should be able to maintain a 3.5-mph pace and be comfortable paddling in 2-3 foot waves. You must wear a sprayskirt and be able to perform a wet exit. Most people need at least a 14-foot kayak for this. 

I need to be off the water by 3:30, so I listed that as the ending time, but we might be back before then.

Bring water and lunch. Wear sunscreen. Floss daily. Look both ways before crossing.   


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  • Jimmy

    Thanks everyone for being open to a new member. I wanted to first apologize for holding up the group. My experience has always been meet at the posted time, not shove off at the posted time. So very sorry for not only being several minutes late, but also not ready to shove off at 9. Second appology is for turning back after holding up the group. I tried this boat on the Delaware River and it felt amazing, incredibly fast and tracks like an arrow. I've put maybe 70 miles on it getting use to it but living in Frederick it's always been on lakes or rivers. I really thought I was at a point where open water would be doable.

    1 · July 5, 2014

    • Marc

      I paddle a kayak that has a reputation of being tippy: CD Cypress. It took more a while to get comfortable with paddling on the bay. You might just need to take it in stages as you become more comfortable and acquire new skills. One benefit: I capsized so much that I was motivated to learn how to roll.

      2 · July 6, 2014

    • Andy

      Jimmy, you can post this question on our discussion board and you'll probably get lots of suggestions about good kayak options.

      1 · July 6, 2014

  • Andy

    Sorry to deliver only 9 miles when I promised 15, but I think I made up for it by delivering 15 miles worth of effort. Plowing through the waves was tiring but fun.

    July 5, 2014

    • Elizabeth L.

      I don't think anyone felt cheated. Thanks for organizing.

      July 6, 2014

  • Randi K.

    My arms were like noodles when I woke up this morning!

    July 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fabulous day on the water. Andy thanks so much for posting. It was great to meet everyone.

    July 5, 2014

  • Erik B

    Good times - good waves & good fun! Thank you to everyone for a fun day on the water!

    July 5, 2014

  • Marc

    I'm sorry we're missing this. Enjoy yourselves!

    July 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    No boat but signed up anyway, eternal optimist, thought someone might know where I can get a boat here - I can certainly tell you where to get 'em in Hong Kong. More comments before and after my question but no reply, no welcome message, dead silence, my mistake I s'pose.

    July 4, 2014

    • Elizabeth L.

      Sorry it didn't work. I think a lot of us were offline because of the holiday.

      July 4, 2014

    • Randi K.

      Hi Devon, I think the other issue is that most of us don't have "loaner" boats and extra equipment. I think most of us replied with silence as we had nothing to offer you.

      1 · July 5, 2014

  • Randi K.

    And wear clean underwear in case you are in an accident!!

    1 · July 3, 2014

    • Andy

      Bonus points for reading all the way to the end!

      1 · July 4, 2014

  • Elizabeth L.

    My GPS couldn't find the address listed, but the county parks page lists this as 1202 Triton Beach Road
    Edgewater, MD 21037 -- is that the same? Any advice on parking?

    July 4, 2014

    • Andy

      It really is the same place. The problem with the 1202 Triton Beach Road address is that GPS will say "you have arrived" about a quarter-mile before you get to the park entrance. When you enter, drive past the porta-potty to the beach, unload there, then drive back to the parking lot just inside the fence.

      July 4, 2014

  • Pete H.

    Had to sign up when I saw Randi was coming!

    1 · July 3, 2014

    • Andy

      Well, somebody has to keep her in line!

      1 · July 3, 2014

    • Randi K.

      And make me laugh! :-D

      July 4, 2014

  • Jimmy

    Andy. Would you please call me at[masked] to discuss. We'll be on the Antietam most of the day so if you get voicemail pls leave a number where I can call u back. Tks!

    July 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My kayak is 500 miles away - got a spare boat for a strong paddler?

    July 3, 2014

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