Pea soup fog today, so I didn’t paddle on the last day of my two-week vacation at the beach in South County, Rhode Island. We rent a cottage at the tip of Great Island in Point Judith Pond. I can walk out my door put my boat in the water.
This is pretty much the only time that I paddle in salt water, and I get lots of practice paddling in wind and waves. I spend a lot of time on Point Judith Pond, but there are lots of other great places to paddle – like the Harbor of Refuge, the Narrows, Dutch Island, Jamestown Harbor, and Wickford. The weather wasn’t the best with lots of early morning wind and fog, so it was a little tougher to get out into more open water alone in my open boat. We had some amazing waves at Bevertail and Point Judith - didn’t paddle those.
I paddled 12 out of 14 days - not bad. All the trip reports are here:
Or you can see the 3-minuter version here (with music by Jerry Vandiver)