Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Bass Islands, OH

Monday's arrival at East Harbor SP was greeted briefly by driving rain and the threat of tornadoes, and the weather Tuesday morning was still too unsettled to attempt a crossing. So.... eight East Coast Paddlers made the ferry ride from Catawba Point to South Bass Island and were rewarded with a perfect afternoon of paddling and a little sight-seeing. The view from atop Perry Victory Monument will not be soon forgotten. The weather was even better on Wednesday for crossings over to Middle Bass and North Bass Islands, then returning to Middle Bass SP to set up camp. The Middle Bass campground adjoins a very prosperous public marina and the amenities were positively decadent. Thursday saw a return to Middle Bass under cloudy skies that afforded a paddle under a steady but gentle rain that was beautiful in it's own way.  The weather being was it was, we cut the paddle a little short and had no choice to but to explore the Put-In Bay Brewery, much to Greg's chagrin (not!).
Those who stayed over to Friday were rewarded with another fine, albeit somewhat windy, day. The winds were still mild when we crossed to Green Island, circumnavigated the island, and returned to South Bass. After nearly circumnavigating South Bass, the remaining paddlers concluded another successful ECPC trip with a take out at Perry's Monument. Many thanks  to Ed for arranging such a great trip!

1 comment:

  1. This place has the most perfect environment, great food, tasty wings, lots of good beer, but best of all - probably the best wait staff in all of country. Visited the event venue Chicago last month again, had another great time.

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