View Poll Results: Which date is best for you for a Kayaking kache event

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  • July 23 - 24

    1 8.33%
  • August 20 - 21

    2 16.67%
  • Either date will work for me

    2 16.67%
  • Anytime just name the date

    0 0%
  • Don't have a kayak but would go if I could get ahold on one

    3 25.00%
  • Don't have a kayak

    2 16.67%
  • I am not interested

    2 16.67%
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  1. #1
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    Default Kayak kache event

    wbdent We have been debating on another cache event already. This event would be an overnighter kayak trip to one of the Maine islands. After talking to people at this past cache event we think that Jewell Island would be a good choice. We have come up with two dates of when we could host the event. The dates are July 23 - 24 and August 20 21.

    wbdent We would like some feedback from others that are interested in attending this event. I know we had about 8 people interested in doing this. So hopefully those same 8 people and more will reply to this thread. This event does not have to be on Jewell Island. We picked that one because that is the one everyone seemed interested in. If there is another one then please suggest it.

    wbdent We also need some information on where we can park and put our kayaks in at. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions please let us know. We want to put in as close as possible to the island to make the trip fairly short.\
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    Talking Kayak event

    The July weekend for me is out, but the August I'm on vacation and is ok. What about the ones without a kayak? Can we meet on land somewhere, maybe another island and more people, can participate? There are a few caches out there. Then we launch and have the overnight. Maybe even convert a few to the sport of kayaking. Great idea. I'm in and maybe by then my navigator too.
    Why not live life like it is your last day....instead of pretending to be a member of the Peter Pan Club and believing you will be around forever.

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    Team2Hunt,


    Did I here you say that you thought about doing island caches with a wave runner. Could those be used in the ocean. I would recommend any means of watercraft for this event. I think at least on person should have a powered watercraft in the event some one gets hurt and needs top get out in a hurry. I have one spare kayak.

    Dave1976

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave1976
    Team2Hunt,


    Did I here you say that you thought about doing island caches with a wave runner. Could those be used in the ocean.

    Dave1976
    The team loves the water, and ALL it's sports. We have both. And can come up with an extra kayak. You can put the watercaft in the salt water, but I'd hate to.We'll kayak,safely.
    Why not live life like it is your last day....instead of pretending to be a member of the Peter Pan Club and believing you will be around forever.

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    I can go on either weekend.

    East Beach is a great place to launch, but I don't think they allow overnight parking at the launch.

    It would be a very good idea to leave early in the morning, both on the to and from the island as the Casco Bay gets very crouded on the week ends in summer. The winds are also usually calmer in the morning.

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    Cant vote in the pole.

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    Wow, having only kayaked 2 times and looking at the map, I don't think I'd want to do that all the way to Jewell. Long Island was what, 45 minutes by ferry? And there's still another 3 miles to go!

    But, if the event is held, I'd of course see if I could improvise any way I could to make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lefty
    Cant vote in the pole.
    me either...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lefty
    Cant vote in the pole.
    Woops. Sorry about that everyone. I fixed it.
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    Default Some other options...

    At the event, we talked about Warren Island and Jewel Island and thought Jewel would be best because of the crossing at Warren can be a bit tough.

    Bu, I forgot about a couple of other places that might be even easier than Jewel.

    Swan Island (across from Richmond) is a great place. You can kayak to the island, but, if you don't have a boat, they will ferry your gear out to the island. They charge $8 a night and it is well worth it. We have to have less than 60 people

    I know of another island, not far from Bath, that is privately owned and has a long history of local use. I'd rather not post the name or coords since it is only by the good nature of the owner that anyone can use it. It is a very easy and short trip.

    Another posibility is Bo's Island. I have not been there yet, but there is a cache there and the cache owner mentions an overnight party that happens in the fall.

    If we have a smaller group, 8 or less, then there are several other options.

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