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Text and photo by Johna Till Johnson Photo edit concept by Dan Kalman Westport River, East Branch, Westport, Massachusetts It was a sunny weekend in early autumn. The trees were just beginning to come ablaze, lit by the late morning … Continue reading
By Johna Till Johnson
(With additional text, charts, and photos by Vladimir Brezina)
This happened in July 2011.
The day dawned clear and bright, and we were excited: This was the day we were going to circumnavigate Monomoy Island. Located at the “elbow” of Cape Cod, Monomoy juts out some eight miles, dividing Nantucket Sound from the Atlantic Ocean. It offers a nice spectrum of paddling opportunities: The protected, shallow water of the Sound on one side, and the deep swells of the Atlantic on the other.
And then there is Monomoy Point, the very end of the island, where the two waters meet.
“Kayakers have died there,” Vlad informed me cheerfully over breakfast.
By Vladimir Brezina and Johna Till Johnson
After returning from a week’s eventful paddling in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Vlad is sorting through hundreds of photos and Johna is turning over the stories in her head. It will take some little while for the report to come together, but it will feature:
Long open-water crossings!
Exciting surf landings!
Unexpected encounters with low tides…
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Tagged Blackburn Challenge, Block Island, Camping, Cape Ann, Cape Cod, Cape Cod Bay, Kayak Race, Kayaking, Massachusetts, Nantucket Sound, Rhode Island, Rhode Island Sound, Sea Kayaking, Seals