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by Doug
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Free Trip Leader Workshop at Mass Audubon
Replies: 3
Views: 1705

Re: Another Free Trip Leader Workshop at Mass Audubon

All right Bea! The fun meter just went up several notches. See you wednesday night.
by Doug
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Free Trip Leader Workshop at Mass Audubon
Replies: 3
Views: 1705

Re: Another Free Trip Leader Workshop at Mass Audubon

Hello All, there is still room in this workshop. We mix discussions, activities and scenarios to practice new found skills.
by Doug
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One last Thursday in Hingham? 9/28
Replies: 9
Views: 2683

Re: One last Thursday in Hingham? 9/28

Thanks Jordan, Ron and Diane. It was a very pleasant paddle, a great way to finish a day, the lighting coming back was pretty special.The fish tacos were a great suggestion Jordan. Keeping the pointy part of the boat in the front worked out pretty well!
by Doug
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One last Thursday in Hingham? 9/28
Replies: 9
Views: 2683

Re: One last Thursday in Hingham? 9/28

If one of you could kindly remind me which end of my kayak is the bow, I'm in.
by Doug
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Free Trip Leader Workshop at Mass Audubon
Replies: 3
Views: 1705

Another Free Trip Leader Workshop at Mass Audubon

Hello All. I'm leading another free leadership workshop in November. We had fun with the last one, so we thought we would repeat it with some additions and refinements. http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=5:program_code=54705 I'm also running a one day navigatio...
by Doug
Wed May 24, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free 3 part trip leader workshop.
Replies: 8
Views: 1956

Re: Free 3 part trip leader workshop.

It will be great to have your input Kate!
by Doug
Thu May 18, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free 3 part trip leader workshop.
Replies: 8
Views: 1956

Re: Free 3 part trip leader workshop.

It was great to have four of the eight participants in last night's first session of this series associated with the Wild Turkeys. Others are welcome to next wednesday night's session. We will focus on understanding who your trip participants are, how to successfully manage groups, how to manage con...
by Doug
Thu May 11, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free 3 part trip leader workshop.
Replies: 8
Views: 1956

Re: Free 3 part trip leader workshop.

All right! We have a couple of Wild Turkeys on board, it would be great to enlist a couple more. Knowing there are Wild Turkeys joining us, I will expand the inclusion of kayak specific topics. We will review and debrief a couple of real life scenarios, introduce a few decision making tools that wil...
by Doug
Mon May 01, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spring social/Pot Luck Thursday April 27 at 6:30 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 8207

Re: Spring social/Pot Luck Thursday April 27 at 6:30 pm

Thanks Bea and Russ! Nice to catch up with folks and soak in the view from the deck. In just a couple of years you will be able to seal launch right off the deck.

Looking forward to getting the boat wet.
by Doug
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free 3 part trip leader workshop.
Replies: 8
Views: 1956

Free 3 part trip leader workshop.

Hello All. here is a free trip leader workshop you might be interested in: 3 Part Trip Leader Workshop @ Mass Audubon’s South Shore Sanctuaries 2000 Main Street Marshfield Wednesday nights May 17, 24 & June 7, 7:00-8:30 PM (This workshop is free with preregistration required and a commitment fro...
by Doug
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spring social/Pot Luck Thursday April 27 at 6:30 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 8207

Re: Spring social/Pot Luck Thursday April 27 at 6:30 pm

Hi Bea, if there is still room, Ra and I would like to join you all. We can bring some sort of empanadas.
by Doug
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nav Class returns.
Replies: 0
Views: 1199

Nav Class returns.

Hello all you Wild Turkeys. Just an FYI. I am teaching a three part nav class at the Mass Audubon North River office starting on Wednesday, March 22nd if you are interested. Here is the link: http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=5:startDate=1490155200:endDate=149...
by Doug
Thu May 05, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday Skills May 19th Kick off
Replies: 9
Views: 4165

Re: Thursday Skills May 19th Kick off

Not intending to make light of a serious risk but, here is one expert's opinion on hypothermia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH29uzBvR1s I've tried this experiment a few times in the field (with pretty conservative perimeters) it is impressive how resilient humans can be if you don't panic. The po...
by Doug
Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blending and reviewing strokes etc.
Replies: 9
Views: 2391

Re: Blending and reviewing strokes etc.

Johnysmoke, only in wheelbarrow races.

Thanks gents for your responses, we will watch for postings and see you on the water.
by Doug
Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blending and reviewing strokes etc.
Replies: 9
Views: 2391

Blending and reviewing strokes etc.

Hello Wild Turkeys. Curious if there is chatter about a skills evening happening again this year. I know there has been a number of skilled paddlers that have been generous with their time and energy over the years at these sessions. I do not want to step on toes. My schedule has changed recently an...
by Doug
Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Party at Eileen's Dec 12
Replies: 14
Views: 5913

Re: Christmas Party at Eileen's Dec 12

I'm in. Thanks Eileen. Anyone up for car pooling?
by Doug
Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A short, interesting read.
Replies: 10
Views: 13138

Re: A short, interesting read.

I've probably told this story too many times but, it was a watershed experience for me. I was offering a workshop at the Charleston Festival years ago when a distressed but hopeful participant arrived after we had started. He had been asked to leave another workshop by the workshop leader who claime...
by Doug
Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A short, interesting read.
Replies: 10
Views: 13138

A short, interesting read.

by Doug
Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question about seals
Replies: 10
Views: 5161

Re: Question about seals

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by Doug
Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Florida Bay kayak trip presentation Thursday April 2, 2015
Replies: 25
Views: 5508

Re: Florida Bay kayak trip presentation Thursday April 2, 20

Hi Bea, Ra and I would like to join you and will bring a dessert.
by Doug
Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mid-winter gathering and potluck
Replies: 33
Views: 7005

Re: Mid-winter gathering and potluck

Hoping it's going great. Sorry to miss it after all. Spent way more time with snow and ice issues at my mom's today than I had anticipated, just got back.
by Doug
Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mid-winter gathering and potluck
Replies: 33
Views: 7005

Re: Mid-winter gathering and potluck

And it won't contain any powdered milk.
by Doug
Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mid-winter gathering and potluck
Replies: 33
Views: 7005

Re: Mid-winter gathering and potluck

Thanks Ron. I would like to attend. I'll bring something resembling food.
by Doug
Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great White Shark Attacks Kayakers In Plymouth
Replies: 19
Views: 5882

Re: Great White Shark Attacks Kayakers In Plymouth

My wife and I were surfing with friends at Folly Beach in South Carolina probably 10+ years ago. Perfect conditions, Sarah, who isn't that comfortable in the surf, was really putting it all together, making some great runs. A few hundred yards down the beach, another paddler had a decent sized shark...
by Doug
Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mid-winter gathering and potluck
Replies: 27
Views: 5424

Re: Mid-winter gathering and potluck

Thanks Ron for hosting! Fun to see the Turkey folks. Great work on the food everybody.
by Doug
Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mexico/Baja outfitters
Replies: 2
Views: 1525

Re: Mexico/Baja outfitters

Pablo, there are a number of outfitters that work out of Loreto. One that has been around for quite sometime with a great reputation is: http://www.tourbaja.com/sea_kayaking_baja_california_mexico.php. Trudi has been influential in bringing "eco tourism" to the local economy. I've been pad...
by Doug
Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A big thanks to the Audubon workshop attendees!
Replies: 1
Views: 1036

A big thanks to the Audubon workshop attendees!

Thanks to everybody that attended all or parts of the Audubon workshop series. Thanks for your interest, participation and willingness to come out on some nights with iffy weather. Yesterday's outdoor cooking class was lots of fun, still not sure if that was a stromboli or a meteorite that landed in...
by Doug
Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feb, 13 Audubon Part 4: Small Craft Navigation
Replies: 8
Views: 2055

Re: Feb, 13 Audubon Part 4: Small Craft Navigation

Hello All, just received confirmation that the office will be open, so we are a go. I know some folks are traveling from areas that are being harder hit than down here (mostly rain and the likelyhood of staying rain) if there are those who had planned on coming but can't, we could get together anoth...
by Doug
Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feb, 13 Audubon Part 4: Small Craft Navigation
Replies: 8
Views: 2055

Re: Feb, 13 Audubon Part 4: Small Craft Navigation

Thanks for the plug Norm! This one is one of my favorites, navigation is one of the most important sea kayaking skills out there. No amount of safety gear or paddling artistry can replace it. Reading the water and knowing your options by pro-active navigation keeps you from being the next chapter in...
by Doug
Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mid-winter gathering and potluck
Replies: 27
Views: 5424

Re: Mid-winter gathering and potluck

Thanks Ron, we would like to join you. Let us know what we can bring.
by Doug
Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jan 30th Audubon Part 2: Planning your next kayak adventure
Replies: 14
Views: 2515

Re: Jan 30th Audubon Part 2: Planning your next kayak adven

Thanks All, for your participation last night. You were sports for giving the "No Doze Leadership Exercise" a go. We missed you Jordan, sorry you had to work late. Here is that list of decision making traps we looked at without much time to review. Familiarity - Believing a familiar situat...
by Doug
Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jan 30th Audubon Part 2: Planning your next kayak adventure
Replies: 14
Views: 2515

Re: Audubon Part 2: Planning your next adventure.

Hi All, I'm looking forward to this one. We will spend some time talking group management and decision making as well. Facilitating trips with peers and folks with varying skill levels can be tricky, we've all experienced it. We will share some tools and ideas on some ways to do just that. I'll have...
by Doug
Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Prince Willliams Sound, Alaska 2013
Replies: 48
Views: 11239

Re: Prince Willliams Sound, Alaska 2013

Thanks everybody for making the trek in the snow. Thanks for all the desserts, goodies etc. Nice group of folks you Turkeys.
by Doug
Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Workshop series on navigation, trip planning, etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 3100

Re: Workshop series on navigation, trip planning, etc.

Here is the link to Audubon's registration page. http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors ... anctuary=5 They do want people to pre-register. If you have any questions about more specifics about the content of the workshops, please e-mail me at douglowry@mac.com.
by Doug
Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Prince Willliams Sound, Alaska 2013
Replies: 48
Views: 11239

Re: Prince Willliams Sound, Alaska 2013

Anne.B I might have sent you multiple pm's but, I'm not convinced they went through. My cell is 339 793 3203
by Doug
Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Prince Willliams Sound, Alaska 2013
Replies: 48
Views: 11239

Re: Prince Willliams Sound, Alaska 2013

Great Anne, hey are you the Anne that just signed up for the Exuma trip? If so, it will be good to kick some info around.
by Doug
Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Prince Willliams Sound, Alaska 2013
Replies: 48
Views: 11239

Re: Prince Willliams Sound, Alaska 2013

We are still on despite the hype about snow. Matt Noyes has snow totals for the south shore at 3". Having said that, if folks feel more comfortable arriving earlier, we can certainly push things back. We could start serving pizza at 5 staggering (the pizza that is) until everyone has arrived an...
by Doug
Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garmin GPS Models
Replies: 12
Views: 3156

Re: Garmin GPS Models

My wife Sarah who is without question smarter than me, once shamed me into finally buying a computer after bringing home from work yet another e-mail for me using her as a conduit, by handing me this quote by Eric Hoffer: “In a world of change, the learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned...
by Doug
Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Prince Willliams Sound, Alaska 2013
Replies: 48
Views: 11239

Re: Prince Willliams Sound, Alaska 2013

Hi All, we are looking forward to next Saturday night. We live at 214 Moraine Street (route 3A) in Marshfield, right near the Duxbury town line. Look for the Garretson Cranberry sign out front of the white cape on the hill. There is plenty of parking adjacent to the wooden barn on the right of the h...
by Doug
Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Prince Willliams Sound, Alaska 2013
Replies: 48
Views: 11239

Re: Prince Willliams Sound, Alaska 2013

Any pizza topping requests?

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