MYC KAYAK TRIP
CHATHAM: MILL POND TO OYSTER POND BEACH
Thursday, June 28
Arrive 9:30, kayaks in the water by 10:00 AM
There is no parking at the Mill Pond town landing so we must drop the kayaks at the Town Landing and park on Main Street or in a lot. It is 4 miles to Oyster Pond beach. Please try to get to our launch point by 9:30 or thereabouts. Alternative: join the trip off the TL across from the yacht club as we are coming from Mill Pond. That makes for a bit shorter outing.
Since we will be arriving in our kayaks at a different place than where we started, this requires either a ½ mile walk back to the cars or we will position some cars at the Oyster Pond beach for shuttle service. For those interested, let’s have lunch at the Squire. I’m buying the first beer!
We’ll go up the Oyster River with the incoming tide, so this should make the last leg fairly easy. Usually, the wind blows up the river. High tide is at 1:30 PM. Total trip time will be about 2+ hours, including a stop along the way for a stretching/snack/water break.
Wearing your PFD and carrying a whistle is mandatory per the Coast Guard and the Club. Bring sunscreen, snacks and a drink for our stop along the way. I’ll send an email to the kayak list the day before regarding weather and wind conditions. RSVP not needed, but you need to be on my e-mail list.
You can reach me at Bill.firstname.lastname@example.org (new e-mail).