Sunday, July 20, 2008
River Mice Upcoming Paddles
Here's what is coming up on the paddle schedule:
SUNDAY, JULY 27
Sill haven't figured this one out. It is the day after the Ghent Bar Tour, and the birthday of one of our members. Your organizer probably won't get out on the water, but that doesn't mean you can't! Ideas welcome!
SUNDAY, AUGUST 10
Sunday, August 10th
64th Street Narrows, First Landing/Seashore State Park
We will put in at the Narrows beach, and paddle south towards the calmer waters of Crystal Lake. Check out the backyards and enjoy a little time in the sun!
Bring a lunch, we will stop somewhere along the way to rest and eat. This paddle is an intermediate paddle, with a little open water.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 23
LOTUS GARDEN LOOP
Lotus Garden Park, Sandbridge Road
Saturday, August 23rd
This is a favorite paddle of ours, with a varied environment. Some canal, some winding creek, and a little open water. Last time we did this paddle, we saw a bald eagle!
Bring a snack, and we will try to pause along the way. This is a beginner/intermediate paddle, about 5-1/2 miles. Crossing Sandbridge Road with our boats is pretty dicey, but the paddle is worth it.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 26
WESTERN BRANCH/STERNS CREEK
Portsmouth City Park
Tuesday, August 26th
This will be a relaxed paddle that will last as long as the daylight. Sterns Creek boasts a surprising amount of wildlife. This will be paced for beginners, but the occasional boat wake or the wind in the Western Branch could get tricky.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Kiptopeke State Park, Eastern Shore
This is one of the most mellow camping events on the Mogul Schedule. Show up, set up, watch the sunset over the bay, and paddle if you want. We will head out sometime Saturday morning to paddle, and if weather and our otherwise busy schedules cooperate, we will attempt a short paddle Sunday.
We usually handle meals on our own this weekend, sharing if you have extra. Otherwise, it is bring your own everything! If you don't feel like camping, come up and join us for the day! Kiptopeke is only 40 miles away, but it feels a lot farther than that.
We will most likely encounter open water on this trip, which can be a challenge for beginners, or even for some of us who have been paddling for a while.
Hope to see you on the water!
Posted by Jeff H. at 11:36 AM