Whale Watching Excursions

By special arrangement a private charter is being arranged to provide a small group of people the opportunity to check out w a naturalist NJ whales, dolphins, sea birds, and other ocean wildlife off the Jersey Shore. This 3 hour Charter will leave and return from Barnegat Light. Dates are being worked out, preference given to persons who have kayaked w Rancocas Pathways or Rita’s Kayaks. If you would like to be included on a mailing list for such charter please contact Rancocas Pathways. Include your name, date you went out kayaking w Pathways or Rita’s Kayaks and an e-mail address: Contact Pathways via email at ingvarja@verizon.net. Further details will be posted.

Heritage of Mud Larks

a wee’ little update on mud larks…..Mud Larks were known to be part of organized gangs in British ports back in the 1860’s. Workers on the deck would toss cargo overboard at high tide, when the tide ebbed mud larks would wander through the mud picking the stuff up and resell to places in and about the port. The Port of London lost an estimated 500,00 ($$$$) worth of cargo’s a year. Course at least you wasn’t a night plunderer, a waterman of not the highest caliber; or a scuffle hunter who prowled the wharfs; or light or heavy horsemen (authority folks)… now lumpers had it best….wore loose clothing and or had enlarged sheep or cow bladders to smuggle stuff off the port or remove their share of plunder w a wink and a nod to the light horsmen… lumbers and river pirates also used to cut lighters and barges adrift and follow them until they ran aground and then plundered them to hearts content. Ah thee noble folks of the ports back in the mid 1800’s.

Mud Larkers Alert

Mud Larkers Alert – Sign Up Now, Space in Limited to 6 people per Mud Larking Expedition. Meet 12 Noon. Saturday or Sunday. 25 B Church Street. Mount Holly. Be Prepared to Get Wet and Muddy. Boots, hats and gloves. Donations of $30.00 per person suggested. Covers guide, kayak, paddle, life jacket, warm beverage. If kayaking isn’t done rate is $15.00 per person. Bring drinking water and snacks. Exact location of Mud Larking to be determined on Saturday or Sunday. Expect to be out and about for 2-3 hours. Zap back any questions or concerns. All participants required to sign liability release forms. Space is limited w COVID restrictions. Pre-registration required. text 609-456-9344 or post on FB

Mudlarking on the Rancocas Creek

Up for some Rancocas Creek Water Trail mudlarking? Explore Rancocas Creek heritage and natural history up-front and personal. Join an experienced guide on an interpretative hike along the Rancocas Creek low tide mud-flats and tidal marshes. Participants will kayak and hike along some of the hidden nooks and crannies of the Rancocas Creek exploring its fascinating history and heritage. Contact Rancocas Pathways for further information. http://www.rcnwt.com Text 609-456-9344. Reconnoitre and analyze what you see and find. Small groups enjoy gaining a collective understanding of artifacts and natural history. Kayaks, paddles, life jackets and warm refreshments supplied. Willingness to get muddy, well now, that’s on you. Mudlarking is de best.

Rancocas Pathways: Where a rising tide lifts all boats….and boots *