Sea Kayak Trip Announcement
Trip Sponsor: Robert Moore
The Chesapeake Bay region offers an enormous variety of paddling experiences including brackish tributaries, sea grass lowlands, Bald Cypress river, open bay and Atlantic barrier island. The Chesapeake Bay trip is scheduled for June 7-14, 2020. This year’s agenda will start out at the Susquehanna River, head waters to the Chesapeake Bay and head south to Tangier Sound (Delmarva region).
1. Camp at Susquehanna State Park Maryland, June 7-8 2020. Launch at camp ground. I have never paddled this are so it is time to try something new and it looks interesting.
Break camp early morning on June 9 and head to Annapolis. Annapolis, incorporated in 1708, is home to the US Naval Academy and Maryland State Capitol. The Maryland state house has been in continuous legislative use since 1779 and its dome is viewable from the harbor. We will launch on the Severn River and paddle past the Naval Academy, into Annapolis city dock and possibly out towards the historic Thomas Point lighthouse.
Following the paddle, the plan is to cross the Bay Bridge and on to Jane’s Island State Park.
2. Camp at Jane’s Island State Park Maryland, June 9-13. Depart on June 14th. Jane’s Island will serve as a Tangier Sound base camp. Paddling can include local trips launched from the state park, Cedar island to the south and Big Annemessex River to the north. We may drive to Chincoteague island Virginia on the coast, or to the Pocomoke River and head upstream towards Snow Hill.
Trip Format – Conduct paddling trips launching from the camp ground ramp or drive a short distance to nearby ramps to see a variety of sites.
Paddling conditions – 0-2ft wave height is normal but open bay and large rivers can become rather choppy when wind picks up. Tides generally run about 1.5-2ft and current is noticeable at times.
Sea kayaks of 15ft minimum length with spray skirts and water tight bulkheads are required.
Those interested in attending should contact Robert. njordball@gmail .com