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Fort Gorges and Peaks Island Trip - Portland, ME - Saturday Sept 5th


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Launch from East End Beach at 10am
Paddle to Fort Gorges and explore the fort for a bit
Paddle to Peaks Island - lunch and ice cream
Possible paddle around the Diamonds or just around the back of Peaks
Probably return around 4pm

Parking is available at the launch as well as bathrooms and changing area.
The fort is quite old and can have glass and crumbling areas. You might want to bring a pair of sneakers to put on when we get there as opposed to paddling shoes.

Peaks has a great ice cream shop. Bring your lunch, or get something at the island.
There’s a few shops there too.

This will be a CAM trip.

Google Map location of East End Beach: https://maps.google.... 04101&t=m&z=15

This trip is weather dependent in that I will cancel for likely fog and/or thunderstorms. Will paddle in rain, however!

Please reply here or PM me if interested.

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This is an L3 trip mostly due to location. If the seas are up that day, the back side of Peaks/Diamonds can be bouncy (and we would make a group decision whether to go there, or stay inside the islands for calmer water). If the wind is up, it can be challenging paddling between islands. If we paddled around behind Peaks and out around Great Diamond, the mileage would be just over 9 miles. We will tailor the mileage to the group's preferences that day, but it won't be an extremely long mileage trip. It's more about the stops, scenery and exploring the islands.

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