Thomas Point Shoals lighthouse is the last remaining screw-pile lighthouse that is still in it's original position. Some of the others have been moved, and then restored. If you are interested in reading more about this historic lighthouse, click on Thomas Point Shoals lighthouse.
We stopped in at Thomas Point park for a rest and lunch. The beach could easily have been overlooked had we not had Cat along as guide. Above the beach is a small picnic area. As it turned out, we shared lunches. I brought Jarlsberg cheese, Dom brought cantaloupe, Cat brought Clementines, and Mike brought ... Hmmm... what did Mike bring?
On the final leg back to Carr's wharf, we again stopped in for another cool down. The beaches behind the rip rap walls protecting the western shore were just too inviting. While bathing, DJ was attacked by a mad crab that was a bit upset with him for disturbing his sanctuary. I found a skull from some sort of a long gone fish and we played with trying to use it for a bow ornament. Finally, it was cast back into the bay.
The paddle to Carr's was hot. The breeze had died, leaving only the hot summer heat and bay humidity.
DJ found a pizza parlor on the drive home (Squisito Pizzeria in the shopping center at the intersection of 214 and route 2) and treated us all to cold drinks, pizza, and calamari in a nice tomato sauce. Thanks DJ. It was rejuvenating.
An excellent paddle. Good route, great company, warm weather... What more could one ask for?
Thomas Point Shoals Lighthouse paddle photos