The best way to spend a sultry summer Sunday? In your kayak, of course! Even better -- our community of paddlers can provide an army of pollution control, without doing anything more than keeping our eyes open while we paddle.
We'll spend the day (Sunday, 8th of July) exploring the Norwalk Islands (weather permitting), 6-8 miles, route depending on prevailing winds. We'll stop somewhere for a picnic lunch, maybe on Sherwood Island, Cockenoe, or Calf Pasture or Compo (concession stands!) depending on wind and group preferences.
After reminding ourselves why we love living here, we'll land on Sherwood Island S.P. for a brief 4:00 p.m. presentation by CT Fund for the Environment (refreshments courtesy of SISP) to show us some really easy ways that we can be "the eyes, ears, and nose for your waterways."
We'll launch from the Saugatuck ramp (free parking) carried by the ebb - launch time 12:00 p.m.. After exploring for a few hours, we'll land on SISP for a 4:00 p.m. presentation, and return with plenty of daylight (3.3 Nm back to the Saugatuck ramp) in time for our Sunday dinners, with the flood carrying us back up the Saugatuck.
Paddle pace will average 3 kts. The paddle portion requires a kayak of at least 15 feet, no rec boats, and basic knowledge of assisted rescue skills. Depending on conditions for the day, experience requirements may have to be upgraded (TBA).
For anyone interested in a shorter paddle, or just a walk in the park, you can make your own plans to launch from or stroll through beautiful Sherwood Island -- admission is free this year for CT residents (CT license plate)!
I know you love the Sound. Here's your chance to give something back -- and you don't even have to wake up early!
The Connyak BBS