Friday, November 18, 2005

Weekend Paddling Trip Lea Hutaff Island, 11/19/05

Lea-Hutaff Island

Measuring roughly four miles long and just a couple of hundred yards wide, Lea-Hutaff Island, situated between Figure Eight and Topsail islands, is probably the best example of an undeveloped barrier island in the entire state

A last minute trip to the coast with Dee and Kristen, paddling from Wrightsville Beach to Lea-Hutaff Island. I had paddled to this Island (actually was 2 islands until a Hurricane removed the inlet seperating them), about 10 years ago, and recalled the beautiful white sandy beach. It's a great camping beach.

My goal for the trip was to get in some paddling on the ICW, to play in some boat wakes and current with the Dreamcatcher, all continued training for my Watertribe Challenge, and to have fun. We left early Sat am returned later Sun evening. Weather reports were perfect, the 15 kt winds gave us a good workout.