Thursday, October 21, 2010

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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? Maybe. Still healing from shoulder and trying to decide.