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SEP 7 - BARN Yard ISLAND to NAPA Auto Parts BEACH via SANDY Pt + Pot luck BBQ

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Hi Everyone,

Normal Protected Area Ocean conditions; Yes maybe some winds on the way to the beach (maybe about 10 or so mph) but they will push us back real nicely with apx 1 foot waves in certain parts of the trip(s).

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Nav Chart: (Remember the NAV chart so you won't get lost if you decide to leave early or arrive late). Remember some can go the long way around Sandy Island and some can go the straight route.

http://photos2.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/1/8/b/b/highres_50946331.jpeg

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Napatree Point Beach is the main destination to relax for the day's trip.!

Bring some snacks, sunscreen, water for drinking..etc..
Parking is sometimes difficult but usually it is drop off boats by the launch area and drive up to any open spot in the lot or park on the road side if you need it.
Water Conditions (on the beach) : http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.30153942253397&lon=-71.86826705932617
Trip to the beach:
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.303086924071046&lon=-71.87058448791504 (http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.32113839523956&lon=-71.88560485839844&site=okx&unit=0&lg=en&FcstType=text)
Air: http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/launch/code.cgi?Submit=Go&sta=KWST&state=RI
Tide: http://www.tides.info/?command=view&location=Little%20Narragansett%20Bay%20entrance,%20Rhode%20Island%20Current
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Napatree Point Beach for us is on the far end of this peninsula: or closer if we are not allowed to paddle to the proposed spot, then we can walk to our spot..
The trip starts out from Barn Island CT:
http://www.lisrc.uconn.edu/coastalaccess/site.asp?siteid=550
We head out to a Sand Island Point for a rest, from there we head to Napatree Point beach and walk to the Old Fort if interested.
For those wanting a bit longer trip..some can join me go around sand island the longer way then stop at the point meeting up with the rest...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Mansfield
Directions to the Barn Island Boat Ramp:
http://www.bing.com/maps/explore/#5003/0.5040=rtp:pos.41.722469329834_-72.67726957798_CT-314+%2f+Jordan+Ln~v.41.499335705262_-72.2839659841341_Witch+Meadow+Rd~pos.41.3375616117245_-71.87584282485_300+Palmer+Neck+Rd,+Pawcatuck,+CT+06379:mode:D:rtop:0:avoid:0/5872/style=auto&lat=41.353771&lon=-72.164373&alt=-11.580539&z=11&pid=5874
THE WAY I WILL TAKE IS RT 2 EAST TO rte 11 SOUTH..
TAKE LEFT at Witch Meadow Rd exit to avoid the end of the highway back up,
go to a right (south) onto rte 85, ---> go under rte 395 ... pass by THE MALL, AND GET ONTO 95 NORTH .
Take I-95 North to exit 91.
Stay straight onto Pequot Trail/Route 234.
Turn right onto Farmholme Road, follow for 1.8 miles.
Turn right onto Stonington Westerly Road.
(Its kind of a Jog)
Take left onto Green Haven Road.
Take an immediate right onto Palmer Neck Road to end.
; road ends at Barn Island Boat Ramp,
Drop off Yaks and park where you can fit.
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NEW --> POTLUCK FIRESIDE BBQ SPOT IS: SPELLMAN SPORTS CENTER (SOUTH PAVILLION LOOP) ----> (Bring some wood)
LOOK AT THE FOLLOWING MAP FOR DIRECTIONS:
The right turn is after the kids fenced in play area, go to the loop area in the map below: apx 91 Spellman Drive, Pawcatuck, CT
http://www.bing.com/maps/?FORM=MLOMAP&PUBL=GOOGLE&CREA=userid1743gobroadfphumem2khvlw7ml8dkb3h3kcgsoxz1369#Y3A9NDEuMzUwODg2fi03MS44NjI4NDAmbHZsPTE0JnN0eT1yJnJ0cD1wb3MuNDEuMzM3NTU1Xy03MS44NzU3OTZf...==
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KAYAKS AVAILABLE:
The following Kayaks come with top rated paddles and life jackets transported to the put in site but must be specifically chosen and reserved in advance:
Boat use Doughnation is $20.00
Note: if you reserve a kayak and i take it all the way to the site and you do not show -- you will never join us again for any event.
These are my personal hobby boats and its asked you be sincere in showing up, besides i ask less than half of what a local shop charges and you get better equipment right at the event site's boat ramp.
Yes i will understand traffic may cause you to be late and if i hear of of any traffic via my GPS or by other arriving members, then we usually wait a bit longer than normal.
Please make sure you fit in the boats and have some paddling skills (check the info of the boats in the corresponding links provided with each boat).
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KAYAK #1: Eddyline Wind Dancer Kevlar+Fiberglass, Red, Rudder Equipped
18' Long @ 24" Wide.
This is a large expedition style sea kayak designed for heavy loading and can handle rough sea conditions safely.
Highly stable (initial & secondary), heavy weight @ 52 LB.
For almost any sized paddler apx (100 to 230 lbs) with beginner and up skills.
http://www.epinions.com/otdr_Kayaking_Touring_Sea-Eddyline-Wind_Dancer
---> RESERVED FOR BRIAN ????
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KAYAK #2: Necky Eliza Plastic, Fire Color, Rudder Equipped
15'-3.5'' Long @ 22" Wide.
Transitional *Recreation to Sea Kayak*, moderate weight @ 49 LB, ladies kayak
Small to Medium sized paddler (100 - 160 lbs) with Beginner and up skills.
This is the heavier model and largest cockpit of the Eliza series. http://www.neckykayaks.com/kayaks/touring/eliza_polymer/
---> RESERVED FOR JEAN'S SISTER
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KAYAK #3: Necky Eliza Advanced Composite (Un Modified), Red and White, Skeg Version
15'-3'' Long @ 21" Wide.
Transitional *Recreation to Sea Kayak*, Light weight @45 LB, Ladies Kayak.
Small to Medium sized paddler (95 - 145 lbs) with Beginner and up skills.
This is the medium size cockpit of the Eliza series.
http://www.neckykayaks.com/kayaks/touring/eliza_composite/ (http://www.frontenac-outfitters.com/kayaks/one_boat.cfm?ID=702)
---> RESERVED FOR ELENA
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KAYAK #4: Necky Eliza Composite Special Ultra Light Version
(Very Thin Fibreglass), Yellow, Skeg Version
15'-3'' Long @ 21" Wide.
Transitional *Recreation to Sea Kayak*, Light weight @40 LB, Ladies Kayak.
Small to Medium sized paddler (95 - 145 lbs) with Beginner and up skills.
This is the lightest of the Eliza Series and also with the smallest cocpit.
http://playak.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=5010:boats&id=2150:Eliza-Ultralite
http://www.neckykayaks.com/press_room/press_releases/eliza_paddlerspick/
---> RESERVED FOR JEAN
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KAYAK #5: THE TITANIC RAISED FROM THE WATER GRAVE Wood Cedar Strip Night Heron design by Guillemot Kayaks, pre-set and permanently deployed Skeg
18' Long @ 19" to 20" Wide.
Overall a stable and predictable Sea Kayak with a hard chine, low rocker Greenland style hull, heavy weight @ 50 lbs.
Medium Sized Paddler (apx 100 - 200 Lbs) with SOME NOVICE TO INTERMEDIATE and up skills needed to control this boat.
http://www.guillemot-kayaks.com/guillemot/node/51/details (http://www.guillemot-kayaks.com/guillemot/node/30/detail)
Additional Option:
A Greenland style Paddle available also if specifically REQUESTED.
http://www.cricketdesigns.com/greenland.htm .
---> RESERVED FOR MARY BETH
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KAYAK #6: NDK Greenlander Pro, Fiberglass, Red, Skeg Equipped. Greenland style, fast kayak for ocean cruising.
18' Long @ 21" Wide, heavy weight @ 50 lb
Full Greenland style sea kayak. Medium sized paddler (100-175 lbs) with a MINIMUM of Intermediate to Advanced sea paddling skills needed for this boat.
http://www.maineislandkayak.com/ndk_greenlander.html#greenlanderpro
---> RESERVED FOR AL-R,
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Kayak #7: THE HOME DEPOT SCRAP SPECIAL,
16 FEET LONG, 23 INCH WIDE. ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME INSTALLED even a toilet seat.
---> NEEDS SOME PLUMBING REPAIRS -- , toilet seat ok but wont flush -- WILL CUT A HOLE IN THE BOTTOM or supply a poop bag..
---------->RESERVED FOR HOME
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Kayak #8: NOT AVAILABLE: Space Reserved for Strawberry's Boat ---> ???
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I wish you all a good day..
See all those interested at this site.
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Oh, if any of the Notifications of events or other supporting e mails, Event write ups, and/or pictures OFFEND you in any way--- Please send me an E-Mail and i will remedy the situation in a swift and permanent way. ;-)
Just give me a moment to get my Amish PREACHER's Hat and Vest.
al-r