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SAT AUG 10-The Beach Events Continue locally this time (4 Mile River to Beaches)

  • Aug 10, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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Hi Everyone,

Yes we might as well have this beach be a continuation of our relaxing paddle events untill its time to go look for Sachems Head that's lost out in the deep sometime real soon..

(    (Sunday is the back up day if the conditions are not good for Saturday)

I will make the final decision Saturday Morning apx 8 am if needed..

Current weather at the site are:

Sea: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.288126204331704&lon=-72.24197387695312&site=okx&unit=0&lg=en&FcstType=text

Air: http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/launch/code.cgi?Submit=Go&sta=KGON&state=CT

 

Today's Radar Loop: http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/northeast_loop.php

 

TIDES:

Tides for Lyme,  starting with August 10, 2013.

Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible

Sa  10     High   1:40 AM     3.7   5:54 AM    Rise  9:40 AM      8
    10      Low   7:40 AM     0.2   7:55 PM     Set  9:32 PM
    10     High   2:10 PM     3.8
    10      Low   8:08 PM     0.4

 

The pictures below are the charts for the area we will be in.

 

 

We will be in the area that is in the center of the below chart - more specifically right above LONG LEDGE:

 

For the afternoon BEACH TIME : Bring your lunch food and lots of sunscreen, Drinking water for this day, a sand umbrella too if its sunny with a chair or mat..etc...

 

CT Coastal Kayaking Tours has a great map and a few pics of the area and if you dont join me, join them someday:

http://www.ctcoastalkayaking.com/files/pattagansetttourmap.pdf

 

The Trip:

After leaving 40 Mile River and reaching the DEEP open ocean, take a left, go past the grubby beach park where the dirty snot faced kids poop in the water and on the beach, Paddle Fast and head towards the LARGE island in front of you (Heading EAST) its called Griswold Island, once you reach the island, take a left at the island then go North, untill you reach its end, then take a RIGHT... in front of you is the 2  CUBAN Style beaches for our enjoyment. (The other beach is around the point and a bit more wavy).

Please don't pick the most over populated spots if there are a bunch of us still on the way, go to a nice clean area where we all have room to converse and share snacks if you want to do that..etc.. The around the point Beach  fits us best, beach 2 is for the power boater kind of people but an option if you want to go there.

 

RAIN, WIND OVER 10 MPH AND overall SEAS over 1- 2 Feet (Absolute Max) IS MY SET MAX LIMIT FOR any RECREATIONAL YAKS on any trip, however there is usually an alternate plan within an event if necessary so if its listed,  its safe enough but stay close to someone or stay in a group..There is no way i can keep track of all of you so remember this and things around you as yo go along ie shore and islands..

 

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Getting to the PADDLING Put In SPOT:

Study your maps, you may need a back up route if its trafficky or an accident..etc.

 

apx GPS address: # 20 Oakridge Drive, Old Lyme CT

LOOK for boat Brown Boat Launch signs.

From Hartford:

 

Take I- 91 south to rte 9 south,

Go through The terrible Middletown Lights section.


Go to end of rte 9 and take left onto I - 95 *NORT*, go 2 exits.

 

( or # 70 for rte 156  and go through town if the traffic is really backed up on the bridge)


Else - Take exit # 71 = 4 Mile River Road (This is beach season so there is usually traffic going to Garbage Beach an exit further down.)


At end of exit take left, this is 4 Mile River Road going SOUTH to the shore.


Stay on 4 Mile River Road for apx 0.7 miles.


You will meet rte 156 = Shore Road,


Take the right onto Shore Road heading South.


in apx 0.6 miles look left for OAKRIDGE DRIVE.


TAKE THE LEFT ONTO OAKRIDGE DRIVE.


Go about half way around the circling road, look for the brown boat launch sign and a road off to the right going to the river..go to end and unload then go back to parking lot..walk back to water.

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PROPOSED FIRESIDE POT LUCK BBQ Location: BARBARA's--- DURHAM - MADISON CT

Details given out at the event location and or follow me and others.

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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).

 

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

 

 

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 DURELLE

 

 

 

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/

---> RESERVED FOR ELENA

 

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 ELYSE

 

 


KAYAK #5:    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

Additional Option:

A Greenland style Paddle available also if specifically REQUESTED.

http://www.cricketdesigns.com/greenland.htm .

---> RESERVED FOR KAREN

 

 

 

 

KAYAK #6:        NDK Greenlander Pro,  Fiberglass, Red, Skeg Equipped. Greenland style, fast kayak for ocean crusing.

18' Long @ 21" Wide,  heavy weight @ 50 lb

Full Greenland style sea kayak. Medium sized paddler [masked] 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

 

 

 

Kayak #7:   THE HOME DEPOT CULL SCRAP WOODEN SPECIAL,

16 FEET LONG, 23 INCH WIDE. ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME INSTALLED even a toilet seat.

---> NEEDS SOME PLUMBING REPAIRS -- out of service, toilet seat ok but wont flush -- WILL CUT A HOLE IN THE BOTTOM or supply a poop bag..

---------->RESERVED FOR HOMER

 

 

 

I wish you all a good day..

See all those interested at this site.

al-r

 

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  • Brian P

    The paddle out was easy, coming back was more boisterous: we had some head wind and occasionally hit some 3-foot seas. That required some more concentration, but was fun. That night, when I closed my eyes, I could feel myself still being bounced up and down in my kayak ... heh heh.

    1 · August 11, 2013

    • Durelle

      Me too! lol. I got into bed and I still felt like I was on the ocean.

      1 · August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So much for maritime salvage rights on the Night Heron. Lucky AL it did not become a relic in of Davey Jones locker.

    August 12, 2013

  • AL-R Kayaking in C.

    A very simple paddle to a nice beach location, Karen got to try a assisted rescue and did great but the boat was a sinker and no hope of ever floating again since its at the bottom of the ocean now just like the Titanic. Thanks to all that came out and helped out with the rescue, Nice BBQ also.. Thanks Again.

    2 · August 11, 2013

    • Elyse

      Al, so sorry for the loss of your beloved boat....I did not realize that the boat had sunk. :(

      August 12, 2013

    • Karen

      Don't worry Elyse it's in dry-dock

      1 · August 12, 2013

  • Charlie W.

    Had a great time, enjoyed the waves, beach and river! Sorry we ran out of time and couldn't attend the pot luck! Hang in there Karen, you are a good sport! Hope to see you again soon.

    August 11, 2013

    • Karen

      Thanks so much for your help!

      August 12, 2013

  • Karen

    Thanks everyone who came to my rescue. I didn't get eaten by sharks so its all good. And i had a kitten to get home to!!!! :).
    I am black and blue for some reason today but its all part of being alive. Peace everyone.

    3 · August 11, 2013

    • Lori

      Sorry that your day ending like it did. But I hear you were a trooper! Good for you!

      August 11, 2013

    • Elyse

      Glad to hear you only have some bruises!!!! That was rough water on the return trip. Sorry to hear that your favorite boat was lost :(

      August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another perfect day on the water! Wish I could have stayed for the BBQ, but I'm glad I had a chance to "pedal" with you all!

    August 11, 2013

  • Durelle

    Karen. Yes, I agree with Kim. You did a great job. You nailed that self rescue (no sharks, yay!!!) You just happened to be in the Titanic. Charlie, deserves a great round of applause. I'd call him the happy pumper, but that would be in poor taste. Any who. Al, you have great instincts. You didn't hear the whistle, but saw a group of us together and you paddled your ass off to get to us. Just goes to show how important it is to learn self rescue techniques and to wear your life jackets.

    2 · August 11, 2013

  • Durelle

    Such an awesome, perfect day with great people. Al, thank you as always (especially for yesterday, sorry :-( Barb & Mike. Thanks for the after party. Sorry 'bout the burgers. Great venison Mike. :-)

    August 11, 2013

  • Lori

    What a great day! Thank you Al for sharing your time, knowledge and patience! I know that I would not have the chance to do or see any of the places where we have ventured as a group. Amazing!

    August 11, 2013

  • Betty B.

    Beautiful day! Great paddle....nice and relaxing...!

    August 10, 2013

  • Kim O

    This was a great paddle as always and extra credit to Karen for hanging in there!

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • Elyse

    Great weather, great kayak....I am tired!!! So nice to meet all of you and I look forward to more kayaking together!!

    August 10, 2013

  • AL-R Kayaking in C.

    Ok looks like a nice enough day, On the Road see ya there.

    August 10, 2013

  • Kate

    Can't after all. :(

    August 9, 2013

    • Kim O

      Sorry you can't make it.

      August 10, 2013

  • Charlie W.

    Where is the put in? I missed it!

    August 9, 2013

    • Charlie W.

      I found it. Lost track of the email.

      August 9, 2013

  • Tina

    Pool tournament . . . maybe we'll see you later at Barbara's

    August 9, 2013

  • Christine Z.

    I'm out of town this weekend but will keep my eyes open for other get togethers.

    August 9, 2013

  • Julie

    Double booked for Saturday, however if weather dictates a switch to Sunday, then I'm a yes with a guest.

    August 9, 2013

  • Kristina

    I'm a Maybe

    August 6, 2013

  • Brian P

    So, should I bring a life jacket or a straitjacket?

    August 1, 2013

    • Kate

      Both? You never know.

      1 · August 6, 2013

    • Durelle

      I'm locked and loaded baby.

      August 6, 2013

  • Elena

    I need a kayak.

    August 6, 2013

  • Elyse

    1st time with group. Have kayaked from this launch in my rec kayak. Looking to try a bigger boat. Could I rent kayak 1 or 2? 5'8" 145 lb I would say beg- intermediate skills.

    August 5, 2013

  • Brian P

    Hi Al, Can I reserve the Eddyline for this outing?
    Thanks,
    Brian

    August 5, 2013

  • Elyse

    Any idea where? Coastal or inland?

    August 5, 2013

    • AL-R Kayaking in C.

      A simple costal paddle, some islands and some deep waters..regular places many go safely.

      1 · August 6, 2013

  • Judy

    on vacation with the family

    August 5, 2013

  • Bella

    2

    August 5, 2013

  • Durelle

    Ahhh....so happy to be going back to my favorite place! :-)

    August 5, 2013

  • Denise R.

    Out of the area that weekend. Have fun everyone!

    August 1, 2013

  • AL-R Kayaking in C.

    Smoke a Cigar, it cures everything.. Even Clinton agrees..

    July 31, 2013

  • Karen

    If I have to be mentally unstable then dammit so does everyone else!

    July 31, 2013

  • Durelle

    Is this a 1 day stint at the IOL or do we have to check in voluntarily for 3 days? Lol

    July 29, 2013

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