Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts
by Lisa Gollin Evans (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
© Lisa Gollin Evans/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.
This started off as a pretty challenging paddle. We made it only as far as the Rowley River and then turned up the river and explored the salt marsh. Coming off Pavilion Beach we encountered a strong headwind and lots of chop, although we were helped a bit by the incoming tide. This was our maiden voyage on salt water in our own boats and, had we been able to communicate, we might have turned back!
It pays to keep a close eye on the boats. We passed through a large marina before getting into the Sound and there were several boats travelling pretty quickly. Once we got into the Rowley River, the chop eased up, although the wind didn't! The salt marshes were beautiful--we saw several egrets and heron and an osprey (we think). We definitely plan to go back and explore further. This seems to be an area you could visit a dozen times and not see exactly the same thing twice!
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