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Bluffing Point Groton to Bushy Beach & tour Pine Island--- Pot Luck BBQ on site.

  • Aug 24, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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Hi Everyone,

This is a paddle out to the Bushy Beach (our primary destination for the day) area via the Poquonic River.

For Larger picture of Nav chart click on the link below and again in the center of the links picture:

http://www.meetup.com/HCR-SK/photos/80925/#[masked]

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(This river tends to be prone to wind so anticipate it)

Winds:

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


If the tide is OK we can divert through the marsh area thin river portion and some can take the wide river.

Sat 24... H 12:26 pm  @3.3       L 7:07 pm @0    

Weather and Sea Conditions:

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.31553008053929&lon=-72.04932689666748

Bushy Beach is to the left once out in the ocean, we may be able to pass through the first island or have to go to the Pine island.

 ..Optional tour around Pine island (There will be some bigger waves around the island on the South East side to improve or test your skills) & Continue to explore the Rock Garden around Bluff Point prior to the Beach Stop for the day...

The POT LUCK BBQ is after the paddling and boats are loaded right in the parks area preferably in a little more secluded area. Bring your Pot Luck foods, Chair and beverage of choice..

I will have the grill loaded and some acessories..

Maybe i have some "Ruby Vine Deserts" if i get them  in time..they are in the Rail Road car.. or a hunk of juicy meat as back up from Daryl & Daryl & Daryl's meat shop....

Getting There:

GPS apx --- Past # 100 Depot Road, Groton, CT  &  Follow the Directions Below.

---> most of us:  Directions Coming from I-95 North:  Take exit 88.  Turn right onto SR 117 South.  Turn right at the end onto Route 1 South.  Take a left at the first light onto Depot Road.  Park entrance is at the end of the road. 

 Coming from I-95 South:  Take exit 88.  Turn left onto SR 117 South.  Turn right at the end onto Route 1 South.  Take a left at the first light onto Depot Road.  Park entrance is at the end of the road.


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 DURELLE

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 MAGGIE 


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 FOE ELYSE


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 NARY BETH



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 .

---> TO BE TESTED BY AL_R


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

---> AVAILABLE

KAYAK # 7 space reserved by STRAWBERRY.


Kayak #8:   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..

---------->STORED


Kayak #9:  Space on hold., 


I wish you all a good day..

See all those interested at this site.

al-r

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  • ALAR

    The diversion through the side river made the trip to the ocean more interesting, both islands offered a good and wavy ride, we can explore the beaches on them next time or use the main beach for the return trip again. -----> On the next visit we will go to the AVERY POINT campus to explore the nice buildings there. Thanks to all that came on this trip to make it another good and pleasant event.

    August 25, 2013

    • Elyse

      Or Kayak into Mumford Cove. Mark, Dale and I were considering the lighthouse!!

      August 25, 2013

    • Kim O

      I would be willing to do the trip.:-)

      1 · August 25, 2013

  • Elyse

    It was a beautiful day! Thanks to Al for all you do and to my paddling partners for the day, Mark and Dale.

    August 25, 2013

  • Elyse

    Great day

    August 25, 2013

  • Lori

    Great paddle with a great group of people! Thanks to all!

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • PLUMBER S.

    Beautiful day and location

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • Durelle

    What a wonderful day, with great people. Thanks again Al for all you do. :-)

    August 24, 2013

  • Kim O

    I had a great time and this was a great spot to paddle. I loved the swells around Pine Island. It was so nice Kate and I paddled around that island twice! Our post paddle party was great as usual.

    August 24, 2013

  • dan k.

    amazing!

    August 24, 2013

  • PLUMBER S.

    Will try to make it.

    August 24, 2013

  • PLUMBER S.

    Am now a MAYBE

    August 24, 2013

  • PLUMBER S.

    Am now a MAYBE

    August 24, 2013

  • PLUMBER S.

    Have a couple kayaks for sale. Inquire if interested.

    August 22, 2013

    • Elyse

      I am looking for a kayak, transitional sea kayak, 14-16 feet. What do you have?

      August 22, 2013

    • Elena

      Steve, email me please what do you have and what is the price. Thanks :)

      August 23, 2013

  • Elena

    Please reserve red & white Eliza for me.

    August 19, 2013

    • Durelle

      Yes it is Al, and I know we all want to be in unsafe conditions. That's the fun of it right??? lol

      August 23, 2013

    • Elena

      Have a fun time. :) Please reserve Red & White or Fire color Eliza for me for next events. Either one of these two will be fine. :)

      August 23, 2013

  • Durelle

    If Al still has a boat, love to go.

    August 20, 2013

  • Julie

    In Maine until Saturday late afternoon.

    August 19, 2013

    • ALAR

      Watch out for Maine-e-yacks up there.

      August 19, 2013

    • Julie

      I'll have my eyes on alert for those yakkers!!

      August 19, 2013

  • Elyse

    Can I reserve whichever Necky I didn't have last time (Old Lyme.) I think I had the yellow one.

    August 19, 2013

    • ALAR

      Hi Elyse, you have the red one

      August 19, 2013

  • Gary

    Pine island is sweet!

    August 19, 2013

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