• WILL BE MOVED TO JULY- Paddle Muddy Creek & Jackknife Cove

    Jackknife Cove Beach

    HAVE COMPANY -FAMILY REUNION ON THE CAPE Above is shown the bridge on Rt. 28 that goes over Muddy Creek/Monomoy Creek, with Harwich on the creek's west bank and Chatham on the east shore. It's a beautiful creek, but we have been rained out and blown off the water many times for paddles scheduled for this location, so fingers crossed. We need to paddle the creek around high tide IN THE CREEK because there are low spots. We should be OK with today's HT in Pleasant Bay of 9:51 AM. We'll launch at Jackknife Cove Beach, Chatham, immediately east of the bridge on Rt. 28. The parking at Jackknife Cove is huge and cars can be unloaded right next to the water. All paddles are limited to 10 people and are for experienced, energetic kayakers only. No guests on paddles ever. We're in the water and moving by 10:00. We need 3 people signed up for a paddle to happen. LOOK AT THE MAP LINKED TO THE ADDRESS ABOVE DIRECTIONS USING THE MID-CAPE: Take Exit 11 and go south on Rt 137 to Rt 39, the Orleans-Harwich Rd. Turn left on 39 and take an immediate right on Bay Rd. Go to the end of Bay Rd., turn right on Rt 28 and cross the bridge. Turn left down the hill, immediately after the bridge.

  • Tues., July 2 - Breakfast at Sesuit Harbor Cafe , then walk

    We have a better chance of getting a table at 9:00 than at 10:00, so we will order at 9:00, eat and then walk. This will also ensure that we are together as a group , at least for a while . We'll leave at about 10:00 and walk through the adjacent neighborhood on paved roads, some of which have grades. Along the route of less than 2 miles, there are some water views. If you want to just walk and not eat, that works...or just eat and not walk. Breakfast is OUTSIDE at the Sesuit Harbor Cafe. The food is always very good and the picnic tables are along Sesuit Creek with the view in the photo. Dogs can be next to the table. DIRECTIONS: From Rt.6, take exit 9 North. Drive 3.4 miles north on Rt 134 to the stop sign at Sesuit Neck Rd. After you cross 6A, at a stop light, during that 3.4 miles, the street name changes to Bridge St. Take right on Sesuit Neck Rd and go 0.5 mile...pass a marina parking lot on your right. Then, see stacked boats and a sign pointing down the road to the Café, prior to a small "yacht club" building with a parking lot in front of it. See non-obvious signs for North Side Marina and Sesuit Harbor Cafe. Take a right there and drive toward the "rustic" looking cafe on your left Guests are welcome on all walks.

  • Tues., Sept. 3 - WALK Chapin Beach, Dennis

    Chapin Beach

    FROM THE TOWN OF DENNIS WEBSITE: "Dennis Public Beaches: Animals/Dogs/Pets are not allowed on any Town Beaches or in Parking Areas, ANYTIME the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day." Labor Day is Sept. 2, so we will walk here on Sept. 3 : ) with a perfect low tide on Sept.3 at 9:21 AM, so there will be huge sand flats for happy dogs to run on. Meet in the parking lot for Chapin Beach at 9:00 AM. It is at the end of the paved Chapin Beach Rd. The parking lot is just past the turn off for the Aquaculture Research Corporation (sign for the corporation is on left at a narrow sand road). We always need about 3 members to sign up for any walk to happen. DIRECTIONS: Take Beach St off 6A....which becomes Taunton and then Dr. Botero...which turns into Chapin Beach Rd.

  • Mon., Sept. 9 - Paddle Mashpee River, Mashpee

    Mashpee Town Landing

    This is a gorgeous paddle, end to end, but parking is only possible prior to June 15 and after Labor Day. Parking at the ramp is by sticker only and there is no parking on the road leading to the ramp. This will one of two spring Mashpee River paddles. The 10:46AM high tide in Poponessett Bay should let us get almost to the end of the river. We paddle through the Mashpee Woodlands Conservation Area, perhaps seeing some birds along the shoreline and always osprey overhead. It is a beautiful paddle. DIRECTIONS: Meet at the town landing at the end of Mashpee Neck Rd. From US 6, take exit 5. Drive south on MA 149, and then turn right onto MA 28 north. Go 3.5 miles and turn left onto Orchard Road. Drive another 0.5 mile and turn right onto Quinaquisset Ave. A quick left will take you onto Mashpee Neck Rd; it’s 1.5 miles to the town landing parking area...at the very end of the road. Do not be tempted to take a right prior to the end of the road. We are in the water and moving by 10:00 AM. Cancellation forced by weather will be posted the night before and I will email all who have RSVPd. This paddle could be rescheduled for Sunday, Sept. 8.....am avoiding posting this on Sunday, because traffic should be OK for those of us driving west after the paddle, but not for Falmouth, Sandwich or off-Cape residents. All paddles need at least 3 people to sign up and try to provide aerobic exercise and are for experienced and energetic kayakers. Guests are always welcome on walks, but not on paddles.

  • Wed., Sept. 11 - Paddle Quivett Creek, Brewster

    Paines Creek Landing and Beach

    We can only park at Paines Creek Beach prior to June 15 and after Labor Day. Also, high tide in Barnstable Harbor needs to be between 30 minutes and 1 hour 15 minutes AFTER we launch (so that we can get back up the last 200' prior to the landing) There is a high tide in Barnstable Harbor at 10:32 AM today. If weather forces a cancellation today, we can paddle tomorrow, Sept. 12 (HT 11:16 AM). Fewer than 3 people signing up for a paddle will cause it to be cancelled. Am posting this paddle also on June 14, with a 9:00 AM launch. We'll paddle from Paines Creek Beach and hug the shore going west to the mouth of Quivett Creek. As we make our way up this wonderful creek, we'll be surrounded by extensive marsh. As the season progresses, the reeds/grasses usually close in over the upper creek and make the passage very narrow, so we will not make it to the Sea St. foot bridge. Even though the vast majority of the paddle is in protected water in the marsh, the paddle from the launch to the mouth of the creek is wide open. If the wind is out of the north, water is splashed over the side of the kayak. Many of us don't own spray skirts, so winds over about 13 mph will cancel this paddle and move it to tomorrow. LIKE ALL OUR PADDLES, THIS PADDLE IS ONLY FOR EXPERIENCED AND ENERGETIC PEOPLE WHO ALREADY HAVE EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE KAYAKING. No guests on paddles ever. DIRECTIONS: From US 6, take exit 9 and go north on Rt 134 to Rt 6A. Go right on 6A and drive east for 2.75 miles...bear left at a fork onto Lower Rd. Drive 0.2 mile and turn left onto Paines Creek Rd and go about 0.7 mile to the parking lot. We launch PRIOR to the barricades, on the left...there is a small, paved, downward sloping ramp to the water that is not obvious as you approach it.

  • Tues., Sept. 17, 2019 - Walk Paines Creek Beach & Sesuit Harbor Cafe

    Paines Creek Landing and Beach

    Dogs are allowed on the beaches of Brewster starting September 15. This was low tide on Paines Creek Beach on May 7. Low tide on Sept. 17 is 8:24 AM, so there will be huge flats beyond the beach as shown in the pix. DIRECTIONS: From US 6, take exit 9 and go north on Rt 134 to Rt 6A. Go right on 6A and drive east for 2.75 miles...bear left at a fork onto Lower Rd. Drive 0.2 mile and turn left onto Paines Creek Rd and go about 0.7 mile to the parking lot. Parking is limited to about 18 cars here.

  • Fri., Sept. 27 - Paddle Quivett Creek, Brewster

    Paines Creek Landing and Beach

    This paddle is also posted for Sept. 11, but probably wind or rain will cancel one of them. IF that happens, I'll post this paddle on October 11. We can only park at Paines Creek Beach prior to June 15 and after Labor Day. Also, high tide in Barnstable Harbor needs to be between 30 minutes and 1 hour 15 minutes AFTER we launch (so that we can get back up the last 200' prior to the landing) There is a high tide in Barnstable Harbor at 10:38 AM today. Fewer than 3 people signing up for a paddle will cause it to be cancelled. We'll paddle from Paines Creek Beach and hug the shore going west to the mouth of Quivett Creek. As we make our way up this wonderful creek, we'll be surrounded by extensive marsh. As the season progresses, the reeds/grasses usually close in over the upper creek and make the passage very narrow, so we will not make it to the Sea St. foot bridge. Even though the vast majority of the paddle is in protected water in the marsh, the paddle from the launch to the mouth of the creek is wide open. If the wind is out of the north, water is splashed over the side of the kayak. Many of us don't own spray skirts, so winds over about 13 mph will cancel this paddle and move it to tomorrow. LIKE ALL OUR PADDLES, THIS PADDLE IS ONLY FOR EXPERIENCED AND ENERGETIC PEOPLE WHO ALREADY HAVE EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE KAYAKING. No guests on paddles ever. DIRECTIONS: From US 6, take exit 9 and go north on Rt 134 to Rt 6A. Go right on 6A and drive east for 2.75 miles...bear left at a fork onto Lower Rd. Drive 0.2 mile and turn left onto Paines Creek Rd and go about 0.7 mile to the parking lot. We launch PRIOR to the barricades, on the left...there is a small, paved, downward sloping ramp to the water that is not obvious as you approach it.

  • Tues., Oct. 1, 2019 - WALK Chapin Beach, Dennis

    Meet in the parking lot for Chapin Beach at 9:00 AM. It is at the end of the paved Chapin Beach Rd. The parking lot is just past the turn off for the Aquaculture Research Corporation (sign for the corporation is on left at a narrow sand road). Low tide on Oct. 1 is 7:16 AM, so there will be huge sand flats for happy dogs to run on. We always need about 3 members to sign up for any walk to happen. DIRECTIONS: Take Beach St off 6A....which becomes Taunton and then Dr. Botero...which turns into Chapin Beach Rd.