Kayaking at Plum Island Beach, Newburyport, MA

Hi internet! For a kayaking adventure, David and I took the T to North Station (red and then orange) where we hopped on the commuter rail and headed out for Newburyport, MA.

Our plan was to walk to the waterfront from the Newburyport station, armed with a google map printout, but we were pleasantly surprised that when we arrived at Newburyport we discovered that the Clipper City Rail Trail started at the station and finished at the waterfront. The Clipper City Rail trail is part of the larger Coastal Trails Coalition.

Some relevant maps.

Some relevant maps.

Ultimately we found ourselves at Plum Island Beach Kayaks, picked up our rentals, were dropped off via van at our starting point, and kayaked through the Plum Island marsh. All-in-all, a very awesome way to spend an afternoon.

Here I am, in kayak, outfitted with my summer protective gear (read long sleeves, hat and sunglasses) plus my waterbottle. All of these things, in a kayak.

Here I am, in kayak, outfitted with my summer protective gear (read long sleeves, hat and sunglasses) plus my waterbottle. All of these things, in a kayak.

The tall grasses made it difficult to navigate occasionally.

The tall grasses made it difficult to navigate occasionally.

This was a cool sign we walked by. I want to stop by this cafe on a future visit to Plum Island Beach.

This was a cool sign we walked by. I want to stop by this cafe on a future visit to Plum Island Beach. It is a beautiful illustration!

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