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by norm
Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hull Snow Row - March 7, 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 3438

Hull Snow Row - March 7, 2015

I don't know if I will participate this year, but below is the information about the Hull Snow Row for 2015. 36th Annual Snow Row Time: Saturday, March 7, 2015 Race Start: 11:00 AM Coxswains' Meeting: 10:15 AM Registration: 8:30 - 10:00 AM Location: Windmill Point Boathouse, 185 Main Street, Hull, M...
by norm
Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Florida Bay 1/11/2015 to 1/17/2015
Replies: 7
Views: 8649

Re: Florida Bay 1/11/2015 to 1/17/2015

Thank you Briggsy and Deb for inviting us to your Florida home. Briggsy - your planning, cooking and navigation skills are exceptional. To manage getting through over 1700 pictures from an 11 day trip, I had to break it up into Facebook albums one day at a time. To view the pictures, you can click o...
by norm
Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off season PPR proposal
Replies: 15
Views: 4202

Re: Off season PPR proposal

Please add one to the count...whoever is counting... Helen is planning to come this time. I stopped in and checked to see if they have gluten free items on the menu and they do. Be careful to park on the correct side of the restaurant where the main door is. I parked on the wrong side and had to wal...
by norm
Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off season PPR proposal
Replies: 15
Views: 4202

Re: Off season PPR proposal

I will plan to be there.

Norm
by norm
Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: December 27, 2014 - Duxbury Bay
Replies: 1
Views: 6597

December 27, 2014 - Duxbury Bay

Bea got the great idea of going paddling on Saturday early in the week, since the weather forecast was so inviting. Surprisingly, the forecast held good and actually improved from when she first mentioned the idea to me on about Tuesday. We convinced one more person to pull his boat out of storage a...
by norm
Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
Replies: 7
Views: 3400

Re: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

Looking forward to a great year of paddling adventures in 2015!
by norm
Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Party December 13th
Replies: 15
Views: 7164

Re: Christmas Party December 13th

Eileen,

Thanks for having a very nice Christmas Party. You have a beautiful home.

Norm
by norm
Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Party December 13th
Replies: 15
Views: 7164

Re: Christmas Party December 13th

Eileen - I would like to come to your party also. I've managed to find a replacement to cover for me at a prior commitment.

Thanks,
Norm
by norm
Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Norm
Replies: 10
Views: 3447

Re: Happy Birthday Norm

Thanks for all the happy birthday wishes everyone.
by norm
Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Norm
Replies: 10
Views: 3447

Re: Happy Birthday Norm

pat wrote:Where are you paddling on your birthday, Norm?

New rule for me - not paddling unless the air temp is higher than my age!
by norm
Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pool Sessions - Cancelled
Replies: 6
Views: 2874

Re: Pool Sessions - Cancelled

December 3 Update - Randolph Pool has some sort of problem and is closed for a couple months. Pool sessions had to be cancelled.
by norm
Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving to all the Wild Turkeys!
Replies: 6
Views: 2835

Re: Happy Thanksgiving to all the Wild Turkeys!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
by norm
Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2015/2016 Bea's Trip-posting challenge!
Replies: 20
Views: 3660

Re: 2015 "Where's Bea?" Trip-posting challenge!

I stopped posting trips because I had a very busy summer of big vacations in 2014 and any time I wanted to paddle, I was able to find a small group of compatible paddlers without posting anything publicly. Also, I got a little scared off from my previous year's trips, where I did not set a limit and...
by norm
Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pool Sessions
Replies: 5
Views: 2623

Re: Pool Sessions

There is another posting about pool sessions in the General Discussion forum. The firmly scheduled dates are listed there.

Norm
by norm
Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off-Season PPR Gathering - Thursday, November 6 - 6:00pm
Replies: 26
Views: 6402

Re: Off-Season PPR Gathering - Thursday, November 6 - 6:00pm

Nancy - sorry you can't make it. See you next time.

Ken - no problem. With the ups and downs in the count, I think we're right at 12 right now with you and Kit, so all is good.
by norm
Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off-Season PPR Gathering - Thursday, November 6 - 6:00pm
Replies: 26
Views: 6402

Re: Off-Season PPR Gathering - Thursday, November 6 - 6:00pm

Reservations for 12 made under my last name... Does anyone actually know Norm's last name? Peterson, right? Hey Mark - At least I have a last name and not two first names... Don't worry, I'll be there in time for happy hour. I want to see what Tracey is going to do. I'm sure she'll do something cra...
by norm
Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pool Sessions - Cancelled
Replies: 6
Views: 2874

Pool Sessions - Cancelled

December 3 Update - Randolph Pool has some sort of problem and is closed for a couple months. Pool sessions had to be cancelled. Archee has scheduled pool sessions as listed below and you can sign up for them with a login to his New England Kayak Meetup group. The link to the first pool session is:...
by norm
Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off-Season PPR Gathering - Thursday, November 6 - 6:00pm
Replies: 26
Views: 6402

Re: Off-Season PPR Gathering - Thursday, November 6 - 6:00pm

Reservations for 12 made under my last name. I guess you can join us Tracey, as long as you don't get too crazy during happy hour...
by norm
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off-Season PPR Gathering - Thursday, November 6 - 6:00pm
Replies: 26
Views: 6402

Re: Off-Season PPR Gathering - Thursday, November 6 - 6:00pm

I'll make the reservation for 12 in case another person that spoke with me offline can make it. I'm sure we could adjust it upwards if there are more people that want to join.
by norm
Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off-Season PPR Gathering - Thursday, November 6 - 6:00pm
Replies: 26
Views: 6402

Re: Off-Season PPR Gathering - Thursday, November 6 - 6:00pm

TraceyJ wrote:Hi Norm,

I plan on attending.
Will be there around 5-ish for Happy Hour.

Tracey

Sorry Tracey, reservations closed on Sunday, 11/2. You're too late. :)
by norm
Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off-Season PPR Gathering - Thursday, November 6 - 6:00pm
Replies: 26
Views: 6402

Re: Off-Season PPR Gathering - Thursday, November 6 - 6:00pm

TraceyJ wrote:
pat wrote:I can do that.

Are you bringing your better half?
That would be Sue.

Are you planning to join us Tracey? You didn't say whether you will be there or not. :)
by norm
Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off-Season PPR Gathering - Thursday, November 6 - 6:00pm
Replies: 26
Views: 6402

Off-Season PPR Gathering - Thursday, November 6 - 6:00pm

Last year we got together fairly regularly on a monthly basis over the winter on Thursday evenings for non-paddling refreshment. Shall we start that again in November? Maybe we can try to go with the first Thursday in the month, as we discussed last year, with different people choosing a restaurant ...
by norm
Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: whitewater turkeys invade new Hampshire Oct 25
Replies: 8
Views: 8228

Re: whitewater turkeys invade new Hampshire Oct 25

Yeah, Saturday's weather looks great for the river run. Any Turkeys interested in doing this again this year? Mark - the three of us whitewater novices that did it last year, Bea, Ken and I, can't make it this year. We wanted to go, but other things got in the way. Have a good time whatever you dec...
by norm
Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday Night Gathering? 10/9/14 CANCELLED
Replies: 7
Views: 3143

Re: Thursday Night Gathering? 10/9/14 CANCELLED

pat wrote:Boy, if I was the last person to sign up and the Norm cancelled, I might feel a little taken aback!

:D :D

Well, she knows that I'm a selfish, spoiled guy this year that goes for the best offer. :twisted: :lol:
by norm
Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday Night Gathering? 10/9/14 CANCELLED
Replies: 7
Views: 3143

Re: Thursday Night Gathering? 10/9/14 CANCELLED

Sorry, got a better offer for this afternoon, so I'm cancelling.

Norm
by norm
Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday Night Gathering? 10/9/14 CANCELLED
Replies: 7
Views: 3143

Thursday Night Gathering? 10/9/14 CANCELLED

Would anyone like to get together at Smokey Bones in Stoughton Thursday night at 5:30pm for some non-paddling refreshment? It doesn't seem like there is interest to paddle this week since nobody has posted a proposal to go to Hanson or Monponsett. But maybe some people would still like to get togeth...
by norm
Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: whitewater turkeys invade new Hampshire Oct 25
Replies: 8
Views: 8228

Re: whitewater turkeys invade new Hampshire Oct 25

Not enough excitement without the potential for sharks!
by norm
Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great White Shark Attacks Kayakers In Plymouth
Replies: 19
Views: 6053

Re: Great White Shark Attacks Kayakers In Plymouth

Maybe there's a new business opportunity in tiger stripe decals for kayak hulls.
by norm
Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Hanson - Thursday, October 2nd? Roll-Off?
Replies: 15
Views: 9408

Hanson - Thursday, October 2nd? Roll-Off?

There was discussion at Hanson last Thursday when it was drizzly and cold that maybe we should do Hanson again on October 2nd rather than going to Hingham. Does everybody agree that we should do Hanson this week??? There was also discussion that we should all just "suck it up" and put on o...
by norm
Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: End of Season - Roll off
Replies: 31
Views: 10593

Re: End of Season - Roll off

josko wrote:So is this it Hanson'ing for the year?

Josko - there was talk last week about having the roll-off this week, on October 2nd. I think we should start a new thread to discuss the issue so that it is clear what day and where we are going to go on October 2nd. I will do that now.
by norm
Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great White Shark Attacks Kayakers In Plymouth
Replies: 19
Views: 6053

Re: Great White Shark Attacks Kayakers In Plymouth

I have the perfect solution to keep seals and probably sharks away. Keep a camera in your PFD pocket. As soon as you start to pull out a camera to get a picture of a seal that is out in open water, they dive and you never see them again. I assume (or hope) the same would work for a shark.
by norm
Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: End of Season - Roll off
Replies: 31
Views: 10593

Re: End of Season - Roll off

Postponement sounds like a good idea to me also.
by norm
Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: End of Season - Roll off
Replies: 31
Views: 10593

Re: End of Season - Roll off

I like the optimism. The weather forecast site I watch has improved the forecast from what they had yesterday. I have my boat on my truck and plan to be there. I don't really care about the roll-off competition, but I would like to do a few rolls since its been a couple weeks since I last practiced.
by norm
Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: End of Season - Roll off
Replies: 31
Views: 10593

Re: End of Season - Roll off

Hmm... Thursday: Cloudy and breezy with a few showers south of the MA Pike (Sprinkles along the Pike and dry north of the Pike). A period of steady rain is possible on the Cape/Islands tomorrow afternoon. Pat - are you insinuating that I'm trying to scare people off to reduce the competition in the...
by norm
Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: End of Season - Roll off
Replies: 31
Views: 10593

Re: End of Season - Roll off

Weather Underground shows that rain and cool temps may preempt the fun of the Thursday night festivities also. Right now the forecast is for 92% chance of rain, air temp of 60 degrees and 13mph winds at 5:00pm.

I'll still plan to be there.
by norm
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham - 9-18
Replies: 11
Views: 2869

Re: Hingham - 9-18

Bea, you have a Chillcheater spray skirt, right? If so, could you bring it with you? I'm about to buy one, and I want to try one on for size. I'm getting the adjustable waist in either the s/m or l/xl, but their sizing is a little difficult to understand, so I'd like to actually try one. Pat - I ha...
by norm
Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip report: New Meadow River, Harpswell Islands, Orr’s Isla
Replies: 3
Views: 5788

Re: Trip report: New Meadow River, Harpswell Islands, Orr’s

Ken - It was an excellent trip and expertly planned out.

Bea - thanks for posting all the photos, they are very good.

I'll see if I can get to organizing my photos some day soon and will add a link to them here when I get them on Facebook.
by norm
Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Friday Night Exercise Paddle - 9/5/14
Replies: 0
Views: 5173

Friday Night Exercise Paddle - 9/5/14

Bea and I went out for a quick paddle after 5:00pm on Friday to enjoy a warm evening on the water. It was a bit windy but that doesn't seem to bother us at all any more - it just keeps the other boaters off the water and brings out the windsurfers and Kite boarders. Here is the link to the pictures....
by norm
Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cape Ann Circumnavigation 9/3/2014
Replies: 1
Views: 6524

Re: Cape Ann Circumnavigation 9/3/2014

Here are my pictures from the Cape Ann circumnavigation trip.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 435a2cb970

Norm
by norm
Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Surfin' dudes at Sakonnet 27th Aug 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 5542

Re: Surfin' dudes at Sakonnet 27th Aug 2014

Thanks for all the surfing lessons Briggsy. And especially thanks for all the rescues. I've never done that much unintentional swimming on a trip before. I'm a slow learner but I gave it my best try yesterday. Surfing is exhausting! Then the 4 mile slog into the wind on the way back to the harbor wa...

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