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Weekday Ocean Paddle - Hingham Harbor and Weir River

This meetup is open to people with kayaks at least 14' long with bulkhead/enclosed hatches front and rear.  Additionally, ability to re-enter and pump out a capsized kayak with minimal help is essential.

Meet in Hingham at the boat launch parking lot - aim to be there by 10:00 AM to launch at 10:30 at the latest.  Plan to spend about 3-4 hours on the water.  That should get us back in our cars to start home before rush hour.  There are 2 parking lots, one for the beach, one for the boat launch.  The parking lot for the beach has rest rooms, but please park in the boat launch parking lot so we will all be together.

The trip will take us through Hingham Harbor, past small islands, and around Worlds End, into the Weir River, or out to Bumpkin or Grape Island, depending on the wishes of the group.  This inner harbor is somewhat protected and is usually fairly calm, but you should be prepared for some possible chop, swells, wind and boat wake as we go further out and cross boat traffic.  Ability to keep a moderate pace with a group is necessary.  Expect to paddle around 6-10 miles with a stop or two for swimming and eating.

There are a few choices for getting to Hingham Harbor.  It is a little longer in distance, but, I believe the best way to the launch is via route 228 off of route 3.

For some more information on paddling out of Hingham, here's a link to the Wild Turkey's description of the area:  http://www.wtpaddlers.org/spots-07.html

***PLEASE NOTE*** The organizers in this group are NOT trained leaders or instructors.  The organizers only set the time and place, each person participating in any group trip is responsible for their own safety.  Each participant is responsible for evaluating all relevant conditions for the trip and determining if their skills and equipment are appropriate for those conditions.

Required: PFD (worn), whistle, headlamp/flashlight (evening paddles). Optional/recommended: pump/bailer, insect repellent, sunscreen, water, snack, change of clothes in drybag, sunglasses, hat/visor.

In areas where there is a boat launch intended to be used by people with trailers, please, if possible, launch to the side of the ramp and do not block the ramp with your kayak or other belongings.

 

 

 

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  • dianne d.

    Really nice paddle. Love the salt water. Had lunch on an island. Good group.

    August 6, 2013

  • dianne d.

    Love paddliing in the salt water. Great launch spot. Nice variety of scenery from paddling through a community of very noisy seagulls, into mini coves, around the tip of World's End up to the mouth of the Weir River, past oceanfront cottages, lunch on Bumpkin Island and back to Hingham Harbor. The weather held nicely and it was a wonderful day of paddling. Thank you very much Nancy.

    July 25, 2013

  • Norman M.

    Great bunch of folks to paddle with. A good day on the water.

    July 24, 2013

  • Joyce

    What a wonderful day! Nancy, thank you SO much for posting this paddle and leading us about. I stopped at Walden for a quick swim on the way back, then a beer in my backyard when I got home. Perfect perfect perfect day!

    July 24, 2013

  • Nancy H

    Thank you to everyone who came out for our first (as far as I can remember) salt-water paddle. We traveled about 10 miles through Hingham Harbor, into the Weir River, then around Bumpkin and between Grape and Slate Islands for a very enjoyable day. It was a calm day out there with very little boat traffic, warm breezes and cool water. The weather gods smiled on us.

    July 24, 2013

  • dianne d.

    Looking forward to a nice day of paddling. Would love to see more people join us, but understand due to it being a weekday.

    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks great... wish I was closer! Enjoy the day

    July 22, 2013

  • Joyce

    OH! I'd love to make this! I have to check my work schedule and see if I can rent something from the EMS in Hingham (the foot pedal in my boat snapped off the weekend -- grrrr -- and CRCK probably won't have it fixed by then).

    July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm in Wickford now!

    July 17, 2013

    • Nancy H

      Keep in touch. There's some good paddling down there!

      July 17, 2013

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