Leave from Kittery Point, paddle Chauncey Creek through the Rachel Carson Preserve to Brave Boat Harbor and out around the islands in open ocean. We can stop inside Brave Boat for lunch. We may also stop and visit Wood Island, site of the old Lifesaving Station that predates the founding of the US Coast Guard.If the wind and weather conditions are difficult we can split into 2 pods--the intrepid types can follow the original plan and the other pod can retrace their route through protected waters. Because parking may be a problem at the Kittery wharf we may unload our boats and gear and drive over to the Mitchell School and park for free. distance is 3/8 of a mile.
Kittery does charge a $5. fee to launch from the wharf.
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6348657 launch location
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com?r=6348639 paddle route
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6348676 walk to Mitchell School parking