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Circumnavigations: Mersea Island

Mersea Island provides an interesting tidal challenge: at low water there is only mud in the creeks, at high water the island can be cut off from the 'Mainland' when the road floods. Local knowledge from Elizabeth Cannon: "The trick is to get to the road (known as “the Strood” at exactly high tide. That way, you get pulled up to the Strood by the tide, hopefully paddle over the road, then get pulled away from the Strood by the tide." We reckon a little research may be useful on this one to avoid a portage!


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Mersea Island

Route Distance: ~10.5 nm / 19 km
Prevailing direction: CCW

Solo


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Posn.K1WCatPaddlerElapsedDateBoatVerifiedNoteLink1Dir
1K1MElizabeth Cannon02:55:3318-Oct-21Rockpool Bach EtoYesCW
2K1MElizabeth Cannon03:05:1927-Aug-21Rockpool Bach EtoYesCCW
3K1MElizabeth Cannon03:05:4522-Jul-21Rockpool Bach EtoYesCCW
4K1MElizabeth Cannon03:58:0224-Aug-21Rockpool Bach EtoYesCCW
5K1MElizabeth Cannon04:04:1007-Oct-21P+H BahiyaYesCW
6K1MElizabeth Cannon04:18:5908-Oct-21Rockpool Bach EtoYesCW

6 solo paddlers.
CW = clockwise, CCW = counter-clockwise


Various



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CatPaddlerElapsedDateBoatVerifiedNoteLink1Dir
TeamElizabeth Cannon
Unnamed Team
03:40:1923-Aug-21Rockpool Bach Eto

--Link1CCW
TeamElizabeth Cannon
Unnamed Team
04:16:2710-Jun-21Rockpool Bach Eto

--Link1CCW


4 paddlers in 2 teams

Notes

Elizabeth Cannon : (10-Jun-21) / Unnamed Team et al.
With unnamed team

Elizabeth Cannon : (23-Aug-21) / Unnamed Team et al.
With unnamed team




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Mersea Island
8 completions -- 6 solo + 0 team + 2 escorted
10 paddlers in total (6 solo / 0 team / 4 escorted

Route Distance: ~10.5 nm / 19 km
Prevailing direction: CCW
Recorded Start Points: