POCHET ISLAND KAYAK OUTING, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 9
This last (6th) MYC kayak paddle of the 2017 season will be in Orleans, to visit Pochet Island. We will land at Pochet Island and spend 60-90 minutes walking around the island and having lunch or a snack, then return to the launch point. (The total distance of the paddle will be a bit over 5 miles, but because of the break, it will only feel like two 2.5 mile paddles).
We will launch and return from the Orleans town landing at the end of River Rd. (location #21 on this Orleans Coastal access guide document.
Launch time will be 10 AM. Due to possible parking issues, best if you arrive by 9:30 AM.
Pochet Island is a privately-owned island within the confines of the Cape Cod National Seashore. It's an old parcel owned by one family, grandfathered in when the CCNS was created. Visitors to the island are welcome for a walk around. Some of you may have visited the island a couple of years ago when the East flotilla of MYC did a boat outing there. We have often run into members of the family, who are extremely welcoming.
Directions to River Rd landing:
Going up Route 28 into Orleans, take Main St east at the 2nd traffic lights in Orleans. This is toward the Academy Theater, or the Orleans Town Offices, which some of you may know. Very soon after Academy Theater, River Rd goes to the right off Main St. The landing is at the end of River Rd.
The landing at the end of River Road requires a sticker until Sept 15th, but there is parking above the landing perimeter, and if that's full we can ferry cars up to the Orleans town office lot, which is just at the top of River Rd.
What to bring: Pochet Island should not be particularly buggy at this time of year, but it's a lightly wooded area, so bring bug repellant as backup if you hate bugs.
Bring a snack or lunch, and a towel or blanket to spread out on. We will picnic either in the interior of the island, or on the beach at the landing area.
If you kayak in water shoes or flip-flops, bring walking shoes or sneakers for a walk on the island - less than a mile in total distance. Everyone must be wearing their PFD for this trip, as always. Please look at your e-mail the day prior for the weather/wind info for this trip.
Ron and Deb Clark
Rich and Sue Simpson