Kettle Island is off Magnolia Beach (also called Gray Beach). Seagulls inhabit the island and tolerate visits from humans as long as their stays are short and infrequent. Yesterday my friend Walt and I ventured on our tiny Yak Boards (tiny sit-on kayaks) out to the island. The wind gusts created rolling waves, but it made the ride interesting. We cautiously climbed the rocks to the highest point where we had a 360 degree view of the open sea, Magnolia, Eastern Point, Salem, Beverly, Manchester and beyond. Great late summer adventure!