Kayaking to Masonboro Island Reviews
Getting Paddled... May 17, 2011
Earlier this week Kim and I rendezvoused with some friends to take our kayak out for its maiden voyage. We bought the watercraft last summer (a bargain sale from other friends relocating to Las Vegas), but never found the time to get it out on the water. It was a terrific expedition and compels me to share the unique beauty of paddling out to Masonboro Island.
Because Masonboro is so effective as a barrier island, kayaking is an excellent option to venture over. Although you will want to keep an eye on forecasts and be sure nasty weather isn’t expected, we enjoyed smooth waters and reached the island in thirty minutes. Our goal was to build a fire and catch the rising of the new moon over the ocean.
The objective was wonderfully achieved. It was a cool evening, but our small fire offered plenty of warmth and allowed us to toast a few hot dogs to accompany the cheese and bread we had packed along. The rising moon was wonderful, and watching it emerge to cast sparkling beams across the ocean pure magic. Even though we were equipped with flashlights and head lamps, nothing was necessary beyond the radiance of a full moon to guide us back home in our kayaks.
An even better accompaniment on the paddle back was the utter calm. The water was pure glass, accented by moon beams sparkling atop ocean water and the faraway, muted sound of crashing surf reinforcd the shelter our barrier island provided. A delightful way to experience this majestic island that comes with a five star recommendation!
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