Assateague Nat'l Seashore
Posted by: old_user on May-27-13 11:52 AM (EST)
-- Last Updated: May-27-13 9:55 PM EST --
Going in June - Wanted to know if anyone here has personally been, and what to expect the Bay to be like in windy conditions? I have paddled extensively in the BWCA and am used to windy conditions and white caps, but my girlfriend is not! Also we will have a 17' Grumman...
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The bugs. Nevermind the Bay.|
Posted by: booztalkin on May-30-13 1:07 AM (EST)
Hopefully, you are just doing day trips. Those familiar with the Assateague back country camp sites usually only went there once in the summer bug season. Subsequently, they wait for the notoriously viscous bugs to die off.
Posted by: old_user on Jun-03-13 11:45 AM (EST)
Thanks Chip- we decided to scrap the Back country idea until the fall. That being said, any ideas for neat places to see ie. inlets, coves, guts, ponds for or any other day trip destinations? Thanks again.
Posted by: booztalkin on Jun-05-13 2:02 PM (EST)
Posted by: mutan on Jun-06-13 10:18 PM (EST)
Because it is the one place my wife will paddle, and it is an hour from my house we go to Sinepuxent Bay most weekends. In the summer the bay side is really mosquito heaven.If you stay on the water you should be fine. Chip's assessment is right on. I have never encountered waves bigger than 2 feet. The wind can be brutal at times, especially when it runs North or South. It comes up or down the bay without barriers. If you want to camp in the summer the ocean side is usually not to bad. We launch from Ferry Landing and never fail to see the ponies. We usually paddle around and stop for a picnic on Egging Island. There are some nice sandy beaches, and because it is mid bay the bugs are not bad. The tide is usually not to drastic, but some of the guts can get real shallow. One of the good things is it is rare to have any boat traffic any were in the national seashore side.
viscous or vicious?|
Posted by: sapien on Jun-09-13 11:03 PM (EST)
either way, it's an accurate description :)