Thursday, October 21, 2010

20th and 21st States–Rhode Island & Connecticut (Oct. 25, 2010)

ny_nj_ 001

Night before… red skies at night, sailors delight!?

ny_nj_ 011ny_nj_ 017ny_nj_ 034ny_nj_ 037ny_nj_ 038ny_nj_ 042ny_nj_ 052ny_nj_ 056

I’m not sure if it is cheating or not… but WAIT, it’s my game and I am making the rules… so, it’s NOT cheating.  I kayaked both states at the same time.

I put in in Westerly, Rhode Island and paddled back and forth from RI to CT down the waterway to the mouth of the Little Narragansett Bay.

See Map.

ny_nj_ 064ny_nj_ 067ny_nj_ 068ny_nj_ 072ny_nj_ 075ny_nj_ 077ny_nj_ 081ny_nj_ 083ny_nj_ 088ny_nj_ 089ny_nj_ 091

Now… here was the most interesting thing about this paddle… white geese.

ny_nj_ 108ny_nj_ 109ny_nj_ 110ny_nj_ 114ny_nj_ 122ny_nj_ 123ny_nj_ 124ny_nj_ 125ny_nj_ 128ny_nj_ 130ny_nj_ 132ny_nj_ 135ny_nj_ 142ny_nj_ 146ny_nj_ 147ny_nj_ 154ny_nj_ 162ny_nj_ 163ny_nj_ 164ny_nj_ 165

However, it was over a four mile paddle to get to the mouth of the Bay and by then I was too tired to explore the more interesting areas.   Eight miles was a long paddle at that point in time.   I wish I could have found a place closer to put in, but so much of that land is private and it’s hard to get to the water or find a place to park.  It was a real struggle for me to get back to the boat ramp.  So sad.

ny_nj_ 171ny_nj_ 173ny_nj_ 177ny_nj_ 183

ny_nj_ 196

But I enjoyed exploring the beach areas I could get to and was looking forward to moving on and kayaking NJ, DE, MD, etc..

ny_nj_ 193ny_nj_ 194

The fall colors were near perfect and I never tire of old stone walls.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Who is Swankie?

My photo
Anywhere, USA, Full-Time USA traveler, United States
Visit me on https://www.facebook.com/swankie.wheels. In 2006, I was shopping for a wheelchair. By 2007, I had new knees, better health and by 2008 a kayak. In Aug 2013, I kayaked my 49th state, Alaska, at the Holgate Glacier and in May 2014, I kayaked Hawaii, my 50th state, to celebrate my 70th Birthday and the finale to the wonderful adventure of Kayaking America? Next up... Solo Hiking the Arizona Trail, 820 miles in Spring 2017. In training now for the hike.

Followers: