Solstice Paddle Level 2+ Saturday,
This is one of the three traditional trips that are part of the NSPN Solstice Paddle on June 21st in Marblehead
The L2+ Solstice Paddle is for people who are game for a bit more exposure and longer mileage than the L2 trip, which stays in the protected areas around Marblehead Harbor, but prefer something more mellow and shorter mileage than the L3 paddle, which usually goes over to Bakers island.
Meet at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead, 10:00 for beach briefing, and a 10:30 launch: we will initially meet together with the L2 group , and probably launch together.
Rob Hazard, Blaine Bjornstat , Leslie Beale and Peter Brady will be assisting the L2 and L2+paddles. We'll determine where we are needed at the beach briefing.
Beach Briefing 10:00 ( boats and gear at the beach and ready to paddle at 10:00) and launch at 10:30.
We will proceed to the mouth of Marblehead Harbor where we will part ways with the L2 group and , depending on the weather, group size and preferences, either cross Salem Harbor to the Willows, where we’ll stop for lunch, and return by the same route, or we will cross to Children's play and stop there for lunch, and return by the same route.
The total mileage will be about 8 Naut. miles.
Depending on group size, we have a number of options: if group size is small we can combine with the L2 paddle, if group size is large we will stick to the L2+ float plan. We'll return to Devereaux Beach by @ 3Pm , to get our boats squared away and get changed for the grand potluck under the pavilion at Devereaux Beach. just across the road from Riverhead Beach.
Please RSVP here in the calendar posting ( ox in upper right : I'm attending')
you can PM either Peter Brady or Rob Hazard if you have questions about the trip. Looking forward to seeing you!