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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!


Image: Elizabeth Cannon



Mersea Island

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

Solo


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Posn.K1WCatPaddlerElapsedDateBoatDirNoteVerifiedLink1
1(1)K1WElizabeth Cannon02:55:3318-Oct-21Rockpool Bach EtoCWYes
2(2)K1WElizabeth Cannon02:55:3421-Mar-22CCWYes
3(3)K1WElizabeth Cannon03:05:1927-Aug-21Rockpool Bach EtoCCWYes
4(4)K1WElizabeth Cannon03:05:4522-Jul-21Rockpool Bach EtoCCWYes
5(5)K1WElizabeth Cannon03:58:0224-Aug-21Rockpool Bach EtoCCWYes
6(6)K1WElizabeth Cannon04:04:1007-Oct-21P+H BahiyaCWYes
7(7)K1WElizabeth Cannon04:18:5908-Oct-21Rockpool Bach EtoCWYes
8(8)K1WElizabeth Cannon04:36:2016-Apr-22CCWYes

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


Various


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CatPaddlerElapsedDateBoatDirNoteVerifiedLink1
TeamElizabeth Cannon
+ various _
04:36:3517-Dec-21Rockpool Bach Eto

CCW--Link1
TeamElizabeth Cannon
+ various _
03:40:1923-Aug-21Rockpool Bach Eto

CCW--Link1
TeamElizabeth Cannon
+ various _
04:16:2710-Jun-21Rockpool Bach Eto

CCW--Link1

6 paddlers in 3 teams

Notes: Various

Elizabeth Cannon : (10-Jun-21) / + various _ et al.
With unnamed team

Elizabeth Cannon : (23-Aug-21) / + various _ et al.
With unnamed team

Elizabeth Cannon : (17-Dec-21) / + various _ et al.
With unnamed team



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Mersea Island
11 completions -- 8 solo + 0 team + 3 escorted
14 paddlers in total (8 solo / 0 team / 6 escorted

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