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Please join us for a fun and scenic SUP excursion on the beautiful Narrow River in Narragansett, part of the Pettaquamscutt (Narrow) River Watershed. This will be an introduction to stand-up paddleboarding suitable for beginners and a refresher for those more experienced. This is an excursion, not a class- you should have some paddling experience and be comfortable in the water. Plan on a review of equipment and basic strokes, and easy going paddling upriver and down with the tide. Distance covered- 3-4 miles upstream and back. This paddle trip is rated Easy using the AMC difficulty rating system- see https://www.outdoors.org/outdoor-activities/difficulty-ratings. We will all learn something new and have a good time, and is likely that you may be in the water at least once!. Wind is always a key factor in standup paddleboarding, and we are hoping that it will be minimal given our afternoon departure.
We are meeting at Narrow River Kayaks, 94 Middlebridge Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882. Tel- (401)[masked]. Website- https://www.narrowriverkayaks.com. You can bring your own board, paddle, and personal flotation device (PFD) if you wish. The shop has a complete line of SUPs and kayaks for rent at reasonable rates ($35 or so). Boards/kayaks, paddles, leases, and personal flotation devices (PFDs) are included.
Rental fee relief is available for a few slots each excursion- first come, first served- let me know if you are interested. Please get there by 2:00PM so that we can get everyone squared away. Do let me know if you plan to rent, and call the shop to reserve your board letting them know you are part of the AMC group. There is a $5 parking/transit fee for each individual not renting. All equipment is sanitized. You must wear a PFD on this trip- no exceptions. We also strongly recommend water shoes/booties, sunscreen, a hat, and of course, plenty of water.
The AMC (and our outfitter Narrow River Kayaks) have implemented a number of new registration requirements and safety protocols in response to the pandemic. Registration is now required on the AMC website in advance. Start at https://www.outdoors.org/outdoor-activities/paddle. Everyone participating in this activity will need to complete the AMC electronic registration, which included a Waiver/Release Form, contact and emergency contact information, and a questionnaire. Information will need to be verified by the Leader. If you are renting and parking your car to launch you will also need to complete a waiver for Narrow River Kayaks. See Narrow River Kayak's new Covid-19 protocols at https://www.narrowriverkayaks.com/covid19-ready.
Looking forward to a beautiful day on the water!
2 1/2-3 mile walk followed by outdoor dining. Get outside and join us.
We'll walk the trails of Colt State Park, the east bay's largest state park. Beautiful water and wooded views, and then go to dinner outside.
If you have not been vaccinated, please do so for your own sake as well as for everyone else, otherwise please wear a mask. And of course, if you are not well, please stay home.
Be sure to be prompt. We will meet in the lot next to the Chaffee statue, and leave at 6:00.
Attendance is limited. Please change your RSVP ASAP if you find you cannot attend.
2 -3 mile walk, and then we go out to eat. Let's get outside together. Get out of the house and join us
This week we will enjoy a summer evening walk through the streets of colonial Wickford and the harborfront.
Meet at the Lot behind Rite Aid. We will leave at 6:00.