Saturday morning, March 2. Wind from the NNW, 10-15 kts or so, and there’s no one to shoo us kayakers away—even from Greenwich, CT. (Gotta love “off-season.” Cold water, gray skies, and all!) We launched from Grassy Island, rounded Greenwich Point Beach, looped around 1881 Stamford Harbor Lighthouse, then did the reverse. The days are getting longer, you can feel a definite shift. In the words of lighthouse keeper John J. Cook, 1908: What more soul-stirring music could there be than that of wind and wave as they whistle and roar or moan and swish past our little home? And that light up aloft is a sermon in itself.
Gulls at Grass Island launch
Andrew and Rick
Jim under early March sky
It’s 1.5 NM to the lighthouse from the Greenwich Point beach
Rick at Fl 4s 80ft Priv…
…aka, the Stamford Harbor Light
Don’t tell the dogs at Greenwich Point Beach that the water temp is 37F
Jim’s instantly surrounded by new friends at Greenwich Point Beac
There’s a reason they call them water dogs
The concession stand is open year-round. 3 chilis, please!
Time to head home. So long, headwind!
You don’t need a chart to know you’re in Greenwich
Alex concludes his drysuit doesn’t leak, his polartec “onesie” is enough for 37-degree water, and you are warmer if you let your legs float on the surface. (Yep, he’s an engineer.)