Jamaica Bay, NY
3 Jul 2005

A group paddle of Sebago Canoe Club and Cold Spring Kayak Club.

Arrived early and got a tour of the great (and improving) setup that Sebago has.  Storage for kayaks and their very own dock.  WOW

The plan was to visit some of the nature islands in the bay and hopefully do some birding.  The group covered the spectrum from beginner to certified instructor.  The wind was blowing at over 20 mph and the water was too rough for us inexperienced paddlers.

We weren't in open water long and it was a fun day on the water even though we didn't get much birding done.
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Entrance to the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge
Crossing the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge
Manhattan skyline from the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge
People get ready for the day's paddle
Chatting before the adventure
Different groups getting to know one another
The slow process of launching from the floating dock
The first in the water wait for the rest of the group
The paddlers massing up
Almost everyone is in the water
Heading under the Belt Parkway to Jamaica Bay
A Great Egret on Jamaica Bay - who knew?
Passing under the Belt Parkway
Horses on the shore of Jamaica Bay?
First view of Jamaica Bay - with a jet landing at Kennedy Airport
A lot of horses on Jamaica Bay shore
Sharing the water with power boats while helicopters fly overhead
Some of the group