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Sunset and Full Moon Paddle - 6/13/14

Overview

The paddle is to launch from Point Breeze Restaurant/Marina located on Webster Lake at 114 Point Breeze Road. We plan this to be a relaxed paddle going out on the lake just before sunset and paddling to an area near Goat Island to watch the Sunset which is at 8:24 PM. We will be launching at 6:15 PM and paddling into parts of middle pond we haven't visited before. The moon doesn't rise till 8:51 PM which is nearly a half hour later. I am not sure how many of you will want to stay out that late waiting for the moon rise. I was thinking of cancelling because there will be quite a bit of time before we see the moon. The weather forecast calls for showers Friday so we may not be seeing the Sunset or the Moon Rise. In any case I plan to go out and paddle, clouds or not, but if it is raining we will cancel. If it is just cloudy we will go out and come in before dark. Therefore I am planning to go out quite a bit before sunset so we can get some paddling in before dark.

Parking
There will be room for a few vehicles near the Marina Launch site but when it is filled, you can park your vehicles back up the hill in the restaurant parking lot. Park on the grass end of the restaurant parking lot to leave room for the patrons of the restaurant. Please don't jam up the Marina parking lot or the restaurant parking lot, leave room near the restaurant for dinner patrons to park and leave room in the Marina Parking lot for boaters with slips to have a place to park.

Registration
We want to be sure all paddlers get back safely. We are asking you to sign up so we will know how many people are paddling with us. In order to give us an idea of how many plan to attend please send me an email at: ernieb@charter.net with your name email and phone number. This will help with the registration process; we will just have to check off your name. There is no fee.

Schedule
6:00 PM till 6:15 PM Registration.
6:15 PM Launching all boats, kayaks, canoes and any other type of paddle craft down at the Marina. If there is time we will gather in the water in front of the restaurant for a group photo and then we will be off paddling. We will not be following the course on the map below so follow the leader.
8:24 PM Sunset and we should be watching it a short distance from the takeout out by Goat Island or wherever is best that evening.
8:51 PM Moonrise which is quite a bit after the sunset so make sure you all have flashlights.

Safety
For safety reasons and to cover the law everyone must have a life vest and please wear it. You should also have running lights or a bright flashlight and a whistle because we are paddling in the twilight & after sunset. You should at minimum have a working flashlight as we will be out past sunset. A flashlight is all you need and it should be handy to signal to any approaching boats that you are present and to avert a collision. It is not necessary to have a flashlight on all the time when it gets dark. Having a flashlight on at all times will ruin your night vision and that of other paddlers, so only turn on a white light when you sense danger or need to see something clearer. A signaling device (horn, whistle, or bell) is advised as it is a state law to carry one. A paddle will be necessary too unless you are using a paddle boat or a Hobie Kayak.

We will have a pontoon boat following throughout the paddle in case we have any weary paddlers and for safety reasons.

Directions to Point Breeze Restaurant
Directions to Point Breeze Restaurant: If traveling from North or South get off Interstate Highway 395 at exit # 1. Travel South on Route 193 / Thompson road about 1.2 miles to the entrance of Point Breeze road on your left. There is a large sign for Point Breeze Restaurant right where you turn. Note that Point Breeze Road is opposite the Hospital Emergency Room Entrance. The restaurant is ½ mile down Point Breeze Road, just keep going till you see the big white building. The launch site is down South Point Road (big hill) and to the left into the Marina. Follow the yellow track on the map below: Launch site N42° 2.0485' W71° 50.3417'

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