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GILLIGAN's THIMBULL ISLANDS CRUIZ (NO KAYAKS) & GROUP POT LUCK@ CHAFINTCH ISLAND

  • Aug 17, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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Hi Everyone,

Everyone always wants me to list a Thimbull Islands Trip, so here is one and it dosent

matter what your paddling skill is or what boat you have.

Its a CRUIZE 

NO Kayaks needed on this trip..The SLAVES will row the ship for us !



http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.25251621514944&lon=-72.74974822998047

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 After the tour its relax in the sun or shade at Chaffintch Carribeans Island for the  pot luck BBQ.Bring your Potluck food, beverages, and chair.. I will have the Pop up Can-0-Pee and small table with Grill ready for action...

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FOR the PRE-tour meeting spot---> I will be at the "Grassy area by the Small Boat & Kayak Ramp " wearing my good old ORANGE HUNTING HAT and Orange Safety Vest. We can decide which tour boat we take-- Its all at once or as we fit..etc..

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The Gilligan's Island Tour's: We choose as we go along: (The tour boats are the big dock at the end of Indian Point Rd..)

1) Welcome aboard The Sea Mist. Relax and enjoy a 45 minute narrated cruise around The Thimble Islands.

JULY AND AUGUST: 
DAILY 10:15 - 4:15 HOURLY 
CLOSED TUESDAYS 

PRICING: Adults $12. Seniors  $10. 12/under  $6.    

Cash placed in the Rum Barrel gets you on.

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2) Captain Bob Milne invites you aboard 
the Volsunga IV 
for a delightful Thimble Islands Cruise

Sat.8/17 11:00 thru 3:00 each hour / No 4:00 tour -Full

Price: ? Probabally the same as above but a really Different boat..



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Directions to the TOUR BOAT AREA:

The Sea Mist is located in Stony Creek, CT, off of exit 56 in Branford,

From HARTFORD take I – 91 south to New Haven then take I – 95 North to exit 56 at end of ramp turn right (south) on Leetes Island Road proceed 2 mi. to four way stop go straight on Thimble Island Road proceed under railroad under pass (11′ 6′ clearance) follow main road to dock or find a place to park.

From NEW YORK take I – 95 to exit 56 end of ramp turn right (south) on Leetes Island Road proceed 2 mi. to four way stop go straight on Thimble Island Road proceed under railroad under pass (11′ 6′ clearance) follow main road to dock or find a place to park.

From NEW LONDON take I – 95 to exit 56 at light go left proceed to next light turn left (south) on Leetes Island Road proceed 2 mi. to four way stop go straight on Thimble Island Road proceed under railroad under pass (11′ 6′ clearance) follow main road to dock or find a place to park.

FOR GPS USERS: LOG IN INDIAN POINT ROAD……..Stony Creek ct
LOOK FOR THE BLACK AND WHITE BOAT WITH THE UPPER DECK!

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POTLUCK BBQ AFTER PARTY SPOT :

GPS apx. # 400 Chaffinch Island Rd, Guilford, CT.

From the Tour Boat area, Head North to intersection of rte 146

Take a right onto rte 146 EAST...

Go apx 3.5 miles...

Turn a RIGHT onto Mulberry Point Road. LOOK for a "BROWNS Boat Yard" Signs at the bridge, follow them..

Travel on Mulberry Point Road for approximately 0.5 miles.

Turn LEFT onto Chaffinch Island Road. (be careful since the sign is small etc. it almost reminds me of a driveway road). again look for Browns boat yard sign.

Travel approximately 0.7 miles to the END of Chaffinch Island Road passing Browns Boat yard where the CIP gate will be located and drive into the circle.

Park in a way to let others use the facility also, ie doubble park with fellow members and park in alternate spots..etc..

A POOP HOUSE is on site.


Map Link for some of you that may need it:

http://www.bing.com/maps/?FORM=MLOMAP&PUBL=GOOGLE&CREA=userid1743gobroadfphumem2khvlw7ml8dkb3h3kcgsoxz1369#Y3A9cXdiZHY1OHk2ZDFwJmx2bD0xMyZzdHk9YiZydHA9cG9zLjQxLjI2NDIzMF8tNzIuNzUyMzEwXzk2JTIwSW5kaWFuJTIwUG9pbnQlMjBSZCUyQyUyMEJyYW5mb3JkJTJDJTIwQ1QlMjAwNjQwNV9fX2VffnBvcy40MS4yNjU4MzdfLTcyLjY3NjkyMl8zODElMjBDaGFmZmluY2glMjBJc2xhbmQlMjBSZCUyQyUyMEd1aWxmb3JkJTJDJTIwQ1QlMjAwNjQzN19fX2VfJm1vZGU9RCZydG9wPTB+MH4wfg==


See those interested at the site(s)

al-r




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  • kerry w.

    Day to remember for a long time.... Sweet!!

    August 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was a fantastic day!! Very happy I could join and meet everybody. It is a real pleasure.

      August 18, 2013

  • Kat

    Al must have ordered this purrrfect weather. Thank you Al for having this event. It was great to learn about the homes and their inhabitants. Great Day, Great Friends, all in all a perfect recipe for peace and healing. I get by with a little help from my friends!

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Deb ~ P.

    Great To See Everybody! Thanks Al!

    August 18, 2013

  • Charlie W.

    What a perfect day to get together with the meet-up gang! Julie, Doreen and I paddled around the islands and enjoyed the views from our Kayaks. After Kayaking, it was great to see everyone at the pot luck and exchange some "interesting" stories...

    August 18, 2013

  • PLUMBER S.

    Kerry and I are going to paddle from Chafinch at noon and then join the party if anyone wants to join in.

    August 16, 2013

    • Sophie A.

      Love to join ya..see you and Kerry @ noon

      August 17, 2013

    • Durelle

      Sophie, What up???? Missed you yesterday. :-(

      August 18, 2013

  • Durelle

    I had a great time with all of you. The cruise was an interesting trip; learning the history of the Islands. Great to see you all, and as always, great after party. Thanks Al. :-)

    August 18, 2013

  • Kathy~g

    Thank Al - We couldn't have asked for a better day for the Thimble Island Cruise and BBQ @ Chaffinch Park. Great way to start my vacation. Don't need to go to CA to see Palm Trees. If you have enough money you can have them on your own Island here : ) Good to see everyone!

    August 18, 2013

  • KayakingCT/MA/RI

    It was a bit better than i expected despite the usual parking problems.. The tour was worth the 12 bucks.. Thanks to all that came out and found us in this crowded spot. The BBQ spot worked out well again for this event and for those that paddled nearby ..thanks to all that came for that part also.

    August 18, 2013

  • LauraZ

    Thanks Al - beautiful day for a boat ride and of course an enjoyable BBQ at Chaffinch with old friends and new.

    August 17, 2013

  • KayakingCT/MA/RI

    On the road ...see ya there..

    August 17, 2013

  • Gary

    Great Place! I led an extended tour through the islands last Sunday.

    August 16, 2013

  • Charlie W.

    Julie and I may paddle around the islands instead of taking the Cruize, but would like to connect with everyone for the potluck BBQ after.

    August 12, 2013

  • Charlie W.

    attending the pot luck

    August 16, 2013

  • Deb ~ P.

    Hope to make it . . . .

    August 15, 2013

  • Elena

    There is The Place Restaurant in Guilford, CT very close to the BBQ spot.
    http://theplaceguilford.com/The_Place/About_Us.html
    The Place is very famous and unusual outdoor place - look at their web site: history, video, publicity etc. Its BYOB and sides place. :)

    August 12, 2013

    • KayakingCT/MA/RI

      Hi Elena and Everyone, I have heard this is a unique place for sure.. it depends on how many are going on this trip, a few then this place is good, with many then the BBQ on the Island may be better.. Too soon to choose, can decide at the tour area ..

      August 13, 2013

  • Karen

    Forgot I'm going away this weekend. I'll be in NYC

    August 12, 2013

    • Karen

      sigh. Sucks getting old and senile.

      August 12, 2013

  • Karen

    never been there like to try new things so yup!

    August 12, 2013

  • kerry w.

    Sounds fun.

    August 12, 2013

  • Anne B.

    Paddled there last Thursday. It was a challenge, with rough seas and wind on the way to Outer Island which is the only one to land on. Much more chop than on any of the trips of Al's that
    I have been on, but places between islands and in coves to break the hard paddling. The sun came out after lunch break and wind died down, so it was a more leisurely paddle around some more islands and back to shore. Will miss this weekend.

    August 12, 2013

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