We’ll launch from the public ramp at the end of Dandy Point Rd in Hampton and paddle through the peaceful Grandview Nature Preserve. Our route will take us through well protected creeks from Dandy Pt to the Chesapeake Bay at Salt Ponds and back. The round trip should be just less than 8 miles. There’s a nicely protected beach at Salt Ponds with a beautiful view of the Bay that’s a great place to stretch.
Please be ready to launch at 8:30 due to the tide. This means you’ll need to arrive at the ramp early enough to get your boat and gear to the water. Like all meet ups, a life jacket (PFD) must be worn.
The tide is high at 7:34am, low at 1:51pm. The water temperature will be cool, in the upper 50’s.
I'll check the weather about 9pm Friday and post any changes.