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KAYAK CRUISE "Love Shack" @ Guliford (CIP, Bermuda Triangle & Bird Islands Tour)

  • Jun 30, 2012 · 11:00 AM
  • This location is no longer available

Hi Everyone,

I think all boats will be able to handle this event because i have a few options built in to meet all skill levels.

As always; Saturday is the preferred event day, however depending on Bad weather, (Thursday is a better indicator of the weather for Saturday)--Sunday is only the back up day if needed.

(Remember there may be beach traffic so plan accordingly)

Most all locations are also checked for common water conditions (tides and flow) for the site during the time we are expected to be there and are timed for our best enjoyment of the site(s) as best as i can.

Remember that Circle Beach boat ramp Parking lot floods at certain tide levels.

You check the tide chart below and see if its flooded ??? Time for you to learn to read and find tide charts.. ;-)

Tides for Guilford Harbor starting with June 30, 2012.

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

Sa  30      Low   2:15 AM     0.0   5:21 AM     Set  2:15 AM      79
    30     High   8:26 AM     5.2   8:28 PM    Rise  5:20 PM
    30      Low   2:24 PM     0.3
    30     High   8:48 PM     6.2

Weather on the Water:

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.24787000204815&lon=-72.59628295898438&site=okx&unit=0&lg=en&FcstType=text

Weather of the Air:

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

1) The trip starts out with a cross Guilford Sea trip to the first stop at CIP ... (This is where the Communists Insurgents Party occurs= CIP) This is a good spot for Biginners and recreational kayakers to become Communists and rest on rocks, its also a spot to see if they want to head out to the real islands with us.

Look at the Communists smiles..

2) THERE ARE A FEW iSLANDS TO PLAY AROUND NEARBY TO THE SOUTH WEST (The Bermuda Triangle Islands) ,

Guess which Treasure you will find ?

3) THEN ITS OUT TO THE REAL DEEP SHxx TO THE BIRD ISLANDS..( POOP DECK Island and Barney's Rubble Island)

Use your Werner Paddle Blades to enjoy this island's Dumplings..

4) FROM THE BIRD ISLANDS ITS HEAD NEAR CIP TO RUSTLE UP THE WHIMP ONES that are sunning themselves on the Hot Rocks..

5) THEN WE STOP AT THE INFAMOUS *LOVE SHACK* XOXOXOX --- FOR A ROMANTIC SNACK OF SWEET DELIGHTS and a long rest on our bed of planks BEFORE WE head back to LOAD UP..

ONLY SPECIAL PERSONS ARE INVITED TO THE TOP FLOOR AREA in the building with the same colour of this sign...

Then its LOAD UP AND HEAD TO THE BBQ SPOT NEARBY..

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Now that all of you have performed your SELF RESCUE & assisted rescues and learned currents on rivers, Its time for you to get to the ocean and see how well you learned.

Get your prophylactic:

http://www.campmor.com/seattle-sports-deluxe-safety-kit-strobe.shtml

If you could'nt practice with us last weekend , please practice at the event or whenever you can, please don't hold anyone responsible if you can not get in your boat in the deep water or if your boats are not completely ready for rougher conditions compared to a lake environment and your REC boat sinks ( float bags , noodles, empty gallon jugs, etc are better than nothing).

We will however do as best we can to rescue you, a few of us practiced emptying a rec yak on the lake and can do a pretty good job with you as long as you don't panic..etc.., so please wear your Life Jacket at all times.

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Pot Luck Barbie-Q : Directions to CIP from Circle Beach.

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

From the boat ramp go back to rte 1: take a left onto rte 1 heading WEST for apx 3 miles..

Take a left onto River St.

Continue south on River St 0.2 miles.

Turn right onto Route 146 (Water Street) and travel approximately 1 mile.

Turn a slight left 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.

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GETTING TO "CIRCLE BEACH" Boat Launch area:

to get you close enough----> Use whatever number you can get into your GPS for ~~~~> #x RIDGEWOOD AVENUE, MADISON CT

0r apx # 137 Neck Road Guilford CT

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Compare your maps to the directions below and the Meetup* map link on the top of this page:

From Hartford:

I-91 South to rte 9 South.

Take exit #9 for rte #81 South all the way to the Clinton Premium Outlet Stores,

Then get onto I-95 "SOUTH" there for a few exits..

Take exit # 60 for Mungertown Road, take a left, head to rte 1 which is At the end of Mungertown Rd.

Take LEFT onto rte 1 then FIRST RIGHT road -- onto NECK RD..

Continuing on Neck Road heading WEST.

Follow the Brown Boat Launch signs. Travel on Neck Road for approximately 1.3 miles.

At the end of Neck Road, turn left onto Ridgewood Avenue.

Travel on Ridgewood Avenue for approximately 0.3 miles.

At the end of Ridgewood Avenue, turn right onto Circle Beach Road (dirt road) (FOLLOW BROWN BOAT LAUNCH SIGNES).

Travel on Circle Beach Road for approximately 0.3 miles.

The boat launch entrance is on the right and parking on left.

ALWAYS Park in the dry elevated areas if you have a car.

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KAYAKS AVAILABLE:

The following Kayaks with paddles and life jackets are available for the put in site if reserved in advance:

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.

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 get a GPS, or a GPS with traffic data is even better.

Boat use Doughnation is $20.00.

KAYAK #1: Eddyline Wind Dancer Fiberglass/Kevlar, Red, Rudder Equipped 18' @ 24" wide.

This is an expedition style sea kayak designed for rough sea conditions and heavy loads.

Highly stable (initial & secondary), heavy weight (52 LB).
For almost any sized paddler apx (100 to 240 lbs) with beginner and up skills.

http://www.epinions.com/otdr_Kayaking_Touring_Sea-Eddyline-Wind_Dancer

AVAILABLE

KAYAK #2: Necky Eliza Plastic, Fire Color, Rudder Equipped 15'-3.5'' @ 22"wide.

Transitional Recreation to Sea Kayak, moderate weight (49 LB) ladies kayak
Small to Medium sized paddler (100 - 175 lbs) with Beginner and up skills.
This is the heavier model and largest cockpit of the Eliza series. http://www.frontenac-outfitters.com/kayaks/one_boat.cfm?ID=706

AVAILABLE

KAYAK #3: Necky Eliza Advanced Composite (Un Modified), Red and White, Skeg Version 15'-3'' @ 21" wide.

Transitional Recreation to Sea Kayak, Light weight (45 LB) Ladies Kayak.

Small to Medium sized paddler (100 - 175 lbs) with Beginner and up skills.
This is the medium size cockpit of the Eliza series.

http://www.frontenac-outfitters.com/kayaks/one_boat.cfm?ID=702

AVAILABLE


KAYAK #4: Necky Eliza Composite Special Ultra Light Version

(Very Thin Fibreglass), Yellow, Skeg Version 15'-3'' @ 21" wide.

Transitional Recreation to Sea Kayak, Light weight (40 LB) Ladies Kayak.
Small to Medium sized paddler (100 - 175 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/

AVAILABLE



KAYAK #5: Wood Cedar Strip Night Heron by Guillemot Kayaks, Fixed Skeg 18' @ 20" wide.

Overall a stable and predictable Sea Kayak with a hard chine, low rocker Greenland style hull, heavy weight (50 lbs).

Greenland style Paddle available also if specifically REQUESTED.

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

Medium Sized Paddler (apx 150 - 220 Lbs) with NOVICE/INTERMEDIATE and up skills.

http://www.guillemot-kayaks.com/guillemot/node/30/detail

RESERVED FOR KAT

KAYAK #6: NDK Greenlander Pro, Fiberglass, Red, Skeg Equipped. Greenland style, kayak for ocean crusing. 18' @ 21" wide, heavy weight 50 lb

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

Oh if the write ups and pictures offend you in any way--- Please join the other paddling groups..

al-r

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  • Anne B.

    Great day on the water! Good food and extra people at the potluck. Thanks, Al

    July 10, 2012

  • Kayaking A.

    Dear Al,
    At our first stop, on land, a gentleman said to the paddlers on land that he had found a paddle leash and asked if it belonged to anyone? A female paddler said yes and took possession. I was still in the water and my voice could not be heard but I noted that it had the light blue velcro strap that my missing leash had. At the end of the paddle I checked all possible places for it.
    Please check to see if its theirs or not, please contact:
    Donna Jango

    July 2, 2012

  • Kat

    Exciting! Swimming in the channel like a mermaid near the love shack cooled me off. Great food, good friends and entertainment from the "Jerry" group Nice day

    July 1, 2012

  • Charlie W.

    A great day to be on the water, great fun, great people!

    July 1, 2012

  • ann

    All the places picked for both launch and pot luck were terrific. The launch site was void of trees and the pot luck site had a nice blue loo on the right before you passed the brown wood gates. My misfortune was arriving too late/early to meet up with the group.. Didn't want to kayak but did want to do the pot luck.......anyone for left over peaches and pretzels.
    Al did wonderfully well with directions and picking the sites.

    July 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very Nice salt water paddle. One of my favorites. Great way to kick off the 4th of July week!

    July 1, 2012

  • Kayaking A.

    Hi Everyone,
    I hope you enjoyed this short ocean paddle to some simple islands.
    As always..The group BBQ was great..wide selection of foods and time to relax.
    More events are ready to go, just wait.
    Thanks to all that made this and all events great..
    See ya all soon..

    July 1, 2012

  • Scott W.

    I had another Great time with you ladies and gents... ports of call were easy and a nice intro to the Sound. We looked like an armada on the water. Picnic was friendly, food healthy and tasty and theater troupe very realistic! (Or were they insurgents?) Thanks, Al, and all.

    July 1, 2012

  • Roseann

    it was all good.

    July 1, 2012

  • Jeff

    This group Rocks!Kayaking was a blast for this was so much fun.Thanks Al for organizing and for all the work you do.It was nice getting to talk to everybody at the pot-luck for it was a perfect for kayaking and socializing.

    June 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going out on the Sound was great.

    June 30, 2012

  • Kayaking A.

    Kevin, (and anyone else who requests kayaks)
    Please contact me directly about kayaks along with a full RSVP, i do not know you or your skill level---etc----, and please read the entire description of the event, all the info is in there..
    al-r

    June 30, 2012

  • Kevin

    Is there a charge for this? I guess #3 would be good.

    June 29, 2012

  • Kevin

    Are boats still available? I have a pungo 120 which I have taken on the ocean before but I would love to try one of these. I am 145 lbs

    June 29, 2012

  • Sarah

    weather is supposed to clear up on sat and its in the 80s :)

    June 24, 2012

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