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by norm
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham 7/16/20 4:30pm?
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Hingham 7/16/20 4:30pm?

Does anyone want to paddle in Hingham this Thursday night? Or does anyone want to propose a different location? (Not too far if you want me there - I'm working till 4:00) Weather forecast looks pretty good. High Tide is at 8:54pm, so some other locations might not have enough water to launch at 5:00...
by norm
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills July 2nd
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Skills July 2nd

I will not be able to attend this week.

Norm
by norm
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills at Hanson? - Kiwanee Closed 6/25/2020
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Skills at Hanson? - Kiwanee Closed 6/25/2020

Warning - Looks like they finally did something about all the scofflaws using the beach at Camp Kiwanee. Sharon brought her grand-daughter there to swim last night and the parking lot was blocked off. We'll need to check it before going there again. Not sure where the next Thursday night paddle (Jul...
by norm
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham 6/25, Arrive 4:30
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Hingham 6/25, Arrive 4:30

Weather looks nice for Thursday evening in Hingham this week and nobody has proposed a change of location, so I assume Hingham is where we should go. I'm planning to be there at about 4:30. We'll plan to launch at 5:00. All our regular safety precautions apply, like: sea kayak of 14' or more with bu...
by norm
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Quarry Campground Closed
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: Old Quarry Campground Closed

Wow, that would be great. Might be worth trying to get up there this year in case the plan is to sell after the season or something. Now we just need Maine to open up to Mass residents.
by norm
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills June 18
Replies: 10
Views: 424

Re: Skills June 18

Dan: I apologize - I mis-read your original posting, missing that you were talking about Long Pond in Plymouth. I was talking about Long Pond in Freetown/Lakeville. Your spot in Plymouth looks very interesting - I don't think I've ever been to that ramp before.

Sorry, Norm
by norm
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills June 18
Replies: 10
Views: 424

Re: Skills June 18

Dan - What's that boat ramp like on a weeknight? I stopped by there on Saturday at about 4:00pm and the lot was full and the place was a complete zoo of people trying to launch and retrieve all kinds of boats. As far as launching a kayak, my past experience there is that it was good for a small grou...
by norm
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills June 18
Replies: 10
Views: 424

Re: Skills June 18

Sounds good! I might actually get wet this week.
by norm
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham 6/11 or maybe change?
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: Hingham 6/11 or maybe change?

Come out out and join us. Hopefully we haven't become kayak snobs and won't mind a topless version.
by norm
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham 6/11 or maybe change?
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: Hingham 6/11 or maybe change?

PPPP is post paddling parking-lot picnic.
by norm
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham 6/11 or maybe change?
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: Hingham 6/11 or maybe change?

Sharon and I vote yes for PPPP. And I can't get there till about 4:30 at the earliest - have to work till 3:30.
by norm
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham 6/11 or maybe change?
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: Hingham 6/11 or maybe change?

Bea - I think we should just keep one thread unless there are people that are still going to go out Thursday night, then we should break out into 2 threads. I believe that multiple threads can get confusing if people are not following both closely.
by norm
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham 6/11 or maybe change?
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: Hingham 6/11 or maybe change?

After the Tuesday paddle, we had a discussion about the Thursday night weather forecast and the consensus decision was to go out Friday evening from Stephens Field in Plymouth. I guess we can still shoot to arrive at 4:30 and launch at 5:00.
by norm
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham 6/11 or maybe change?
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Hingham 6/11 or maybe change?

The weather forecast looks very windy again for this Thursday evening's paddle in Hingham. The forecast for Friday seems warmer and less windy. Do we want to change nights and/or change locations?

Let's discuss please.
by norm
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local Info, Hingham Parknig
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Local Info, Hingham Parknig

I have not paddled out of Hingham very often on a weekend since we go out there every other Thursday night, but I can't imagine the boat ramp parking lot getting filled up completely, even on a weekend. There are 2 parking lots, the one at the boat ramp and the bathing beach lot. We normally use the...
by norm
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills Thursday June 4th
Replies: 26
Views: 949

Re: Skills Thursday June 4th

I don't recall that at all, but it doesn't mean it didn't happen...just that my memory is very bad...
by norm
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills Thursday June 4th
Replies: 26
Views: 949

Re: Skills Thursday June 4th

It would be great to see you Chip! Drag out some more of the other original Turkeys with you too. Might be like the old days that I've heard about where you had a little celebration in parking lots after paddles. Wasn't there something about "it's a twist off man".
by norm
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One Ocean Film Tour
Replies: 0
Views: 145

One Ocean Film Tour

There is a film festival that I normally go to this time of year. Of course there are no theaters open that can show it right now, so they are presenting it online for 48 hours starting Monday evening 7:00pm, June 8, 2020. The event usually sells out and tickets to see it in a theater are over 20 bu...
by norm
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills Thursday June 4th
Replies: 26
Views: 949

Re: Skills Thursday June 4th

It was beautiful weather in Hanson last night! Nice to have some new people joining the group. I hope everyone continues to participate. The PPPP worked out very well - didn't notice any mosquitoes. Wish I had remembered to bring my chairs. It'll be nice if we continue to get good weather on Thursda...
by norm
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills Thursday June 4th
Replies: 26
Views: 949

Re: Skills Thursday June 4th

Adrienne - Welcome - Hope you can get there tonight - weather seems nice.

Eileen - I'm guessing we might be done at around 6:00 if the majority are getting there by 4:30. Hope to see you there.
by norm
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills Thursday June 4th
Replies: 26
Views: 949

Re: Skills Thursday June 4th

Ken - your message reminds me that I've had pizza a couple times in the past week also so I think I'll try to think of a PPPP snack to bring also.
by norm
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills Thursday June 4th
Replies: 26
Views: 949

Re: Skills Thursday June 4th

I'm planning to be there at about 4:30 with Sharon and we'll be using rec boats this week. I wonder if it would be ok to tailgate in the Venus 3 back parking lot rather than at Kiwanee? I'm concerned Kiwanee will have more mosquitoes than a paved parking lot.
by norm
Fri May 29, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham 5/28
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: Hingham 5/28

Bea asked me to add the picture that she took of me on the beach. I had enough trouble trying to edit last night, so I'll just add the picture here rather than try to add it above.

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by norm
Thu May 28, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham 5/28
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: Hingham 5/28

[quote="norm"]It was a beautiful night in Hingham for paddling. A little windy and a little threat of rain, but we stayed close to shore and went all the way through Hewitts Cove to Stoddard Neck till we could see the 3A bridge over the Weymouth Back River. It was just Bea, Ken and I for t...
by norm
Thu May 28, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham 5/28
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: Hingham 5/28

It was a beautiful night in Hingham for paddling. A little windy and a little threat of rain, but we stayed close to shore and went all the way through Hewitts Cove to Stoddard Neck till we could see the 3A bridge over the Weymouth Back River. It was just Bea, Ken and I for the 7.47 mile paddle. Her...
by norm
Thu May 28, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham 5/28
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: Hingham 5/28

I think I can be there by 4:30. On the water by 5:00?

Norm
by norm
Wed May 27, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday - Paddling Hingham and Other Locations
Replies: 19
Views: 3458

Re: Thursday - Paddling Hingham and Other Locations

Looking forward to it. I think I can get there by 4:30. Is that early enough?
by norm
Thu May 21, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Quarry Campground Closed
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: Old Quarry Campground Closed

I wonder how negotiable the selling price is? I'm sure whatever it is, there won't be many people that can afford it. I thought I'd take a look at the campground website one last time before it gets taken down (slow day at work). Looking through the photo gallery, I noticed a couple guys I recognize...
by norm
Thu May 21, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills 2020 Starting May 21st (REVISED)
Replies: 18
Views: 2948

Re: Skills 2020 Starting May 21st (REVISED)

Got an email this morning from the AMC Boston meetup list that includes a web page with some ideas about how to perform rescues and raft-ups with some social distancing. Here is the URL for the web page with videos: https://www.onadventure.dk/assisted-kayak-rescues-and-rafts-with-increased-distance?...
by norm
Thu May 21, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Quarry Campground Closed
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: Old Quarry Campground Closed

I agree! Super sad news. I always wanted to do more trips up there but just did not get around to it. I can't imagine anyone would be willing to spend that kind of money and keep the place a campground the way Captain Bill did but we can always hope. Must be impossible to make a living with a campgr...
by norm
Tue May 19, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills 2020 Starting May 21st (REVISED)
Replies: 18
Views: 2948

Re: Skills 2020 Starting May 21st (REVISED)

Just got a boat cleaned and fixed up enough to use so I'm planning to be there also. Really looking forward to seeing everyone.

Norm
by norm
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday - Paddling Hingham and Other Locations
Replies: 19
Views: 3458

Re: Thursday - Paddling Hingham and Other Locations

Looks like it'll be windy mid-days this weekend. Maybe an inland river trip would be nice? I imagine the upper Charles and Sudbury Rivers are full of water these days? For me, I'll probably go biking instead of paddling this weekend since I got my bike fixed but my good kayak still needs repair.
by norm
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday - Paddling Hingham and Other Locations
Replies: 19
Views: 3458

Re: Thursday - Paddling Hingham and Other Locations

Ken - I might want to take a ride in the car tomorrow and take a look at the Charles River parking lot. I haven't used any appreciable amount of gas in my car for weeks now. Might be nice to get out further than 2 miles from the house for a change. Wish I could take a bike ride there but my rear der...
by norm
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coastal Ribbons at Independent Fermentations
Replies: 4
Views: 2904

Re: Coastal Ribbons at Independent Fermentations

I have signed up to attend.

Norm
by norm
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kayak Expedition
Replies: 3
Views: 2971

Re: Kayak Expedition

Isn't Greenland full of Polar bears? You might end up being PPR up there.
by norm
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kayak Expedition
Replies: 3
Views: 2971

Re: Kayak Expedition

Thanks Gary. I'll check it out or at least DVR it. By the way, you have the date right, but the day wrong. It is on Wednesday night...tonight, not Thursday according to the PBS online schedule.
by norm
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 3
Views: 3506

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my paddling buddies.

I hope my work schedule allows me to get out paddling more often in the coming year.

Looks like we may have a good ski season, so maybe I'll run into a few of you on the slopes again this year.

Norm
by norm
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday's
Replies: 4
Views: 4490

Re: Thursday's

Between work and vacation, Thursdays have been impossible for me lately also, but I'm still interested if the the weather stays nice. I'm hoping this Thursday is the last one I need to miss due to work, but there's no guarantees.
by norm
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham tomorrow?
Replies: 6
Views: 5111

Re: Hingham tomorrow?

I doubt I can get there in time with a boat, but I might want to join you for PPR. I have a feeling my Thursday afternoon meeting at work will be running pretty late tomorrow. I might take a bike ride around Hingham while you guys are out paddling and meet you when you're done.
by norm
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday July 11 - Hingham
Replies: 7
Views: 5785

Re: Thursday July 11 - Hingham

Thanks for posting that you would not be coming Abby and Steve. It allowed us to take off early knowing that it was just going to be the 3 of us, Jordan, Bea and I. We ended up just paddling around Worlds End and into the Weir River. Turned around at the first bridge and came back. It was an early n...

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