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by Dick
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bea and Ken present Kayaking Maine Trail!
Replies: 6
Views: 5213

Re: Bea and Ken present Kayaking Maine Trail!

Bea & Ken did a great job with their presentation. Very informative and I was impressed with the logistics of coordinating 3 peoples' schedules, tides and spotting vehicles near landings. The presentation was well attended.
by Dick
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Timing The Tides Workshop
Replies: 0
Views: 5767

Timing The Tides Workshop

Hi, I seldom post but thought people here might be interested in some workshops offered by the North and South Rivers Watershed Assoc. From their website, nsrwa.org: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 7:00 pm–8:30 pm Hingham Public Library Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 7:00 pm-8:30 pm Scituate Public Library Want...
by Dick
Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: REI selling off their Rental equipment 4/12
Replies: 4
Views: 2991

Re: REI selling off their Rental equipment 4/12

Chip, thanks for posting this. I picked up a couple of paddles, a pfd, a sprayskirt and a couple of mesh bags all for about $100. I thought it was a great deal!
by Dick
Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WW II Tower Cohasset Harbor
Replies: 5
Views: 3941

Re: WW II Tower Cohasset Harbor

Norm, Thanks for that site. It has great information and photos. I confused Strawberry Point in Scituate with Strawberry Hill in Hull earlier. Your information cleared it up. This thread isn't directly concerned with kayaking but is connected with the area that we paddle in providing another dimensi...
by Dick
Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WW II Tower Cohasset Harbor
Replies: 5
Views: 3941

Re: WW II Tower Cohasset Harbor

Thanks for the replies. I'm still interested in learning more about the Glades Association tower. Maybe I'll check the Historical Societies in Scituate and Cohasset. A lot of you paddlers probably know that there are actually 2 towers on Jewell Island, Casco Bay, Maine and you can visit them. I thin...
by Dick
Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Washburn Island Camping?
Replies: 2
Views: 2573

Re: Washburn Island Camping?

Thanks Pat, I knew about booking 6 months in advance but didn't consider that people might reserve whole blocks of time thereby preventing other people from making reservations. I wonder if people set up their computers to make reservations automatically as the site become available. Possible? Dick
by Dick
Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WW II Tower Cohasset Harbor
Replies: 5
Views: 3941

WW II Tower Cohasset Harbor

Hi, does anyone know anything about the WW II observation tower visible from Cohasset Harbor? It looks similar to the ones on Jewel Island in Maine. I think the tower is actually in Scituate on property owned by the Glades Association. I'm wondering if it's possible to visit the tower but I haven't ...
by Dick
Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Washburn Island Camping?
Replies: 2
Views: 2573

Washburn Island Camping?

I've been trying to reserve a single tent site on Washburn Island through Reserve America sometime in July or August. Every time I've tried, ALL of the sites have already been booked. Any advice or insights? A call to Reserve America yielded no results.

Dick
by Dick
Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: this is the sea #5
Replies: 9
Views: 5588

Re: this is the sea #5

If anyone's interested, according to kayakways.net, Justine will be at the Falmouth, ME library, 5 Lunt Rd. on Mar. 19 @ 7:00 PM. Free admission. $25 for signed DVD of This Is The Sea 5.
by Dick
Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: this is the sea #5
Replies: 9
Views: 5588

Re: this is the sea #5

Hi,

I just read on the North Shore Paddlers Network site that she'll make a presentation at the Falmouth library on Mar. 19. Don't know what time.
by Dick
Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking For Bev Barnard
Replies: 2
Views: 2185

Re: Looking For Bev Barnard

Thanks for your help, Pat.

He got in touch with me.

Dick
by Dick
Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking For Bev Barnard
Replies: 2
Views: 2185

Looking For Bev Barnard

Hi,

I sent a PM to Bev a week ago and have not had a response. Does anyone know how to contact him? Thanks.

Dick
by Dick
Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little Harbor, Cohasset
Replies: 9
Views: 4930

Re: Little Harbor, Cohasset

You guys have some really nice trip reports. I think a Little Harbor/Minot's Light trip is definitely in order for the upcoming season!

Dick
by Dick
Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little Harbor, Cohasset
Replies: 9
Views: 4930

Re: Little Harbor, Cohasset

Wow, thanks Norm.

Excellent trip reports! Those pictures of the mansions make you wonder who lives in them. Certainly nobody I know.

I didn't think of checking the trip reports first, but I will next time.

Dick
by Dick
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little Harbor, Cohasset
Replies: 9
Views: 4930

Little Harbor, Cohasset

Hi, I rarely post here but am wondering if anyone has paddled this area. It looks very picturesque but there's a strong current under the bridge during flow tides. I'm not sure if there's a put-in nearby but I think access is limited due to all the mansions in the area. Anyone have experience with t...
by Dick
Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Itty-bitty bottles (for first aid kit)
Replies: 20
Views: 8384

Re: Itty-bitty bottles (for first aid kit)

Hi Pat,

The containers that blood glucose test strips come in might fit your purpose. They're smaller than 35 mm film canisters. Because they have a hinged lid it wouldn't be as easy to lose as a lid that comes off. I have a couple you can have if you're interested.
by Dick
Wed May 26, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sea Anchors?
Replies: 5
Views: 3035

Re: Sea Anchors?

Thanks for the info., Pat. I sent him an email.

Dick
by Dick
Tue May 25, 2010 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sea Anchors?
Replies: 5
Views: 3035

Re: Sea Anchors?

Thanks. Yeah, I'm not looking for a bottom anchor but something like a parachute. I found an article on a Chesapeake Bay paddling website on how to make your own. I thought Adam B. might have some ideas. Anyone know how to get in touch with him?

Dick
by Dick
Sun May 23, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sea Anchors?
Replies: 5
Views: 3035

Sea Anchors?

Does anyone have experience using sea anchors? I'm thinking about keeping the bow pointed into the wind when resting, having a snack or fishing. Any suggestions on how long the line should be, methods of retrieval, materials? Thanks in advance.

Dick
by Dick
Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interested in improving your paddling skills this season?
Replies: 20
Views: 6711

Re: Interested in improving your paddling skills this season?

Wow, that is a great offer! I'm interested in all of the topics. I've been sea kayaking for years but didn't get out much last season and could use some brushing up on my skills.

Dick
by Dick
Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking For Nelson Pigeon (sp?)
Replies: 1
Views: 1518

Looking For Nelson Pigeon (sp?)

Hi,
I'm a lucky recipient of one of the SPOT GPS units that Adam generously gave away. Adam suggested that I coordinate with Nelson to receive the unit. How do I contact you? I'm in Hanover.

Dick Hopkinson
P. S. I'm not a new member but I registered as a new one since I had a computer crash.

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