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LOWEST COQUILLE (Riverton to Bandon)

18 November 2006 Saturday 0930

Coquille River

Tidal

The Trip:  We will paddle from Riverton to the Port of Bandon.  Meet either:
  •  0815, for breakfast at the Minute Cafe (in Old Town)
  •  0930 at the take-out (Adventure Kayak, in the Port of Bandon). 

We will car pool from the take-out to the put-in at Riverton.  We should be on the water by 1030.  We will be paddling an outgoing tide to Bandon. Arrival will be between 3-4 is my estimate. 

This is a long water trip.  Wear layers.  Bring a lunch.  Plan to enjoy at stress less day on the Lowest Coquille.

Final Tally:  8 paddlers in 7 boats.  A mirror smooth day with the exception of some very light wind at the coast.  About 5 hours on the water including a lunch rest and a potty break at Rocky Point. 

Lunartic Cheryl suggests that perhaps we should have made the take-out at Bollards Beach.  Perhaps she is right.

Nearest City:

Bandon, Oregon

Class:

Tidal
The Lowest Coquille is wide, lazy and tidal.  A trip up the Coquille against an outgoing tide would be work.  Be aware of your tides when paddling the Lowest Coquille.

Lot's of history here.  As you paddle you will see remnants of logging days long gone.  You will also experience wonderful wildlife, calm water, mooing cows, and spectacular scenery.


6 August 2006 Sunday 1900 Full Moon, Coquille  
The Trip: Meet at Adventure Kayak in Bandon (on the waterfront).  Carpool up the north bank of the Coquille to the Rocky Point put-in.  Paddle back to the Port of Bandon.  Be prepared to leave Adventure Kayak by 7 p.m.  Cheryl and I will not be paddling this evening (darn).  My photography is being featured and the Artist Reception is this same night (dam).  Someone else will take charge I'm sure.  Have a great evening on the Coquille.

Final Tally:  Well, it seems that at least 3 different paddlers showed up but none could find the other.  On top of that the weather was crappy so apparently no one tried very hard.  Oh well, it happens.

 

 

 

Paddling toward the ocean on the Silt-Coos Kayak Canoe Trail.  About 4 miles south of Florence, Oregon.

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