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We will meet at 7pm be to on the water by 7:20. We will paddle around the islands out to the Bay, returning thru the islands. The sun sets at 8:28, moon rises at 9:13. Bring insect repellent and a white light that can be shown when approached by another boat, a flashlight is ok. After paddling we can go for dinner or refreshments in Poquoson. A properly worn life vest is required!
Long Range Trip Planning (Please read all the way through) I would like to visit the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) Minnesota and Quetico in September of next year (2020). I’m looking for kayakers who would like to join me for a week long paddle/camping trip through the area. This will require planning and coordination among those wanting to participate so please don’t respond unless you are SERIOUS about the trip and willing to make the planning and participation a priority. The maximum group size in the BWCA is nine people and four watercraft (8 people/4 boats for us). If you’re thinking about a tandem boat remember there WILL be portages varying is distance from a few feet up to ½ mile (extreme case) depending on the route chosen. Permits and fees are required and some must be purchased/paid for in advance. Permits are available on a “first come” basis beginning on the last Wednesday in January. There are outfitters who will help with obtaining the permits, choosing routes and other items. Touring kayaks will be best suited for this trip as you will have to pack your boat with everything you need for the 7 days. (Packing food for an extra day would be a good idea) If we chose to paddle Quetico vice the BWCA passports/passport cards will be required I have requested information from one of the outfitters (North Country Canoe Outfitters) I am posting this trip on the Kayaking Enthusiast site first, but will open it to others starting 10/1/19 unless 7 people respond before then. Since dates must be entered to create an event and can be no longer than 14 days, I have posted the first 14 days of September, exact dates will be selected later.