We're launching at 10am from Fort Wetherill and going somewhere else. We'll probably follow the shoreline out to Beavertail with a tour of Mackerel Cove on the way. Then, depending on group preference and conditions we can continue around to a pocket beach or maybe go a bit further down to a more sheltered lunch spot (and back). It's looking like a coolish, but beautiful Saturday with very little (and mostly blocked) wind from the north. There will, however, be some substantial swell from all the storms churning out in the Atlantic which should make for plenty of motion in the ocean. This won't likely be a day for exploring nooks and crannies, more likely a day to have fun bouncing along in the waves and enjoying the rocky scenery from a safe distance. I'll try to scout a couple of spots by car in the morning to check conditions. If plan A doesn't work out, we'll figure out something else, there are no crappy paddles out of Ft. Wetherill. If you are a novice or are uncomfortable paddling in waves, this trip is NOT for you. If you are a confident, experienced intermediate paddler with a taste for adventure who doesn't freak out when the water moves (and moves you), you'll do fine. You must be willing to maintain a certain level of group awareness - it's OK to do your own thing but, out here, we need to do our own things together. Plan on 10-14 miles or so, enjoying an exciting, but relaxing day on the water - we'll be taking our time, not racing to the finish line. A debriefing is customary. Any questions, email me. It would be helpful if you let me know you're coming.
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