A paddle of about 7.5 miles. We put-in at Langston Bridge on Route 58 going over to Emerald Isle.
This is where the new motorboat access ramps were to be constructed. NCDOT nixed the idea and
they will now be built at Tommy Drive in Cedar Point which we are now using as a Canoe and Kayak
Fortunately for us they removed the fence to the water and this is now an excellent natural access
to Bogue Sound for canoes and kayaks off of 58 just before the bridge on the right
Our take-out was at Park Dr about mile 15 opposite the large parking area for beach access on Rte 58
in Emerald Isle. We paddled by the beautiful waterfront homes in Cape Carteret and went around the
south shore of Hunting Island where we crossed the ICW to cruise along the shores of the chain of islands
with sandy beaches along the ICW.
When we got to opposite Cedar Street in Emerald Isle we were so loaded with trash we had to paddle across
and unload our trash there. A couple on the pier called Town Hall for us to ask them to pick up the trash for us.
We were heavily loaded with the usual trash and about 15 ghost crab pots which had been thrown over into
the marsh. We left some more trash at our take-out at Park Drive.
We had a most enjoyable trip. Very profitable for Hugh Passingham who picked up a five dollar bill!
I feel I did better than Hugh as I got about 30 clams with some help from the others.
It was an ideal day to be on the water and we had the entire Bogue Sound mostly to ourselves.
These pictures were by Ed Gruca. More will be added soon. We meet tomorrow at 9:00 at Tommy Drive in Cedar Point to
paddle over to Bear Island. Come and join us if you can.
Elmer, The White
Oak River Trashman
Stewards of The White Oak River Basin
101 River Reach Drive West,
Swansboro, NC. 28584
910-389-4588 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit our website: http://www.whiteoakstewards.org/
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