With the dock blocked off, we headed to Wadsworth Cove to try a launch. Wadsworth Cove is named for General Peleg Wadsworth (grandfather of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow), who, during the Revolutionary War escaped from the British at Fort George by wading across the cove.
We thought we might start out easy by exploring Bog Brook Stream to the north of the beach. No such luck, access to Bog Brook had be reduced from a twenty foot wide entrance to three feet, which meant being restricted to the highest part of the tide for access.
But even in that short trip we could see what a delightful and calm day it was. So we headed back to the car for some extra clothes and a deck compass, then took off for Holbrook Island.
The glory of calm days is you can spot every seal or porpoise that surfaces. The frustration is they just don't stay up long enough to be captured on film. The closest we came to a great wildlife shot, was capturing this flock of 50 or more cormorants heading into the harbor.
Frustrated with wild life remaining untamed, we turned our cameras to other, more stationary subjects:
|The colorful rocks of Holbrook Island|
|A golden aspe on Dyce's Head|
|The Harbor Buoy with Dyce's Head Lighthouse in the distance.|
All in all, a good start to touring season.
Launch Wadsworth Cove, Town Beach, no restriction on launching kayaks that I am aware of. Generally plenty of parking. In (swimming) season there is port-a-pottie - not yet.