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by norm
Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday Night Gathering? 10/9/14 CANCELLED
Replies: 7
Views: 2514

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: 2514

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: 7465

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: 5442

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: 9042

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: 10142

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: 5442

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: 10142

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: 10142

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: 10142

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: 10142

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: 2576

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: 5275

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: 4724

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: 5890

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: 4842

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...
by norm
Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Hanson 8/28?
Replies: 9
Views: 3710

Re: Hanson 8/28?

josko wrote:My boat's on the car. What's a good time to plan on hitting the water?

Some of us will be on the water by 4:00.
by norm
Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jamestown and Newport - 8/16/14
Replies: 2
Views: 6127

Re: Jamestown and Newport - 8/16/14

BLouConaway wrote:Nice TR! I've been wanting to paddle around there, so fun to see. What was your mileage?

The mileage was about 15.3 miles for me on the GPS. Longer for others who did more wave surfing. The wind and conditions and all the stops made 15 miles plenty long enough for the day's paddle.
by norm
Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Hanson 8/28?
Replies: 9
Views: 3710

Re: Hanson 8/28?

Yes, we will be at Hanson this week. It would be great to see you and hear about your trip. Glad you are back safe.
by norm
Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scituate - 8/23/14
Replies: 0
Views: 4507

Scituate - 8/23/14

Please use the link below to enjoy pictures on Facebook that should be accessible to anyone, even if you do not have a Facebook account. Please read the comments included with the pictures for more information about the trip. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.822204894464434.1073741905.10000...
by norm
Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jamestown and Newport - 8/16/14
Replies: 2
Views: 6127

Jamestown and Newport - 8/16/14

Please use the link below to enjoy pictures on Facebook that should be accessible to anyone, even if you do not have a Facebook account. Please read the comments included with the pictures for more information about the trip. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.820469687971288.1073741904.10000...
by norm
Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rockport from Lanes Cove - 7/26/14
Replies: 0
Views: 4555

Rockport from Lanes Cove - 7/26/14

Please use the link below to enjoy pictures on Facebook that should be accessible to anyone, even if you do not have a Facebook account. Please read the comments included with the pictures for more information about the trip. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.807853095899614.1073741900.10000...
by norm
Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO...
Replies: 10
Views: 2446

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO...

Let's hope this is only the first decade and there are a few more to come!
by norm
Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills and Training - Hanson - Aug 14
Replies: 22
Views: 6839

Re: Skills and Training - Hanson - Aug 14

Along with learning to roll work, there was a break taken by a few of us to perform the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Bea nominated Chip, Tracey and me to perform the challenge. Chip did the challenge at home. Tracey and I did the challenge at the pond after already spending a couple hours working on ou...
by norm
Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:20 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills and Training - Hanson - Aug 14
Replies: 22
Views: 6839

Re: Skills and Training - Hanson - Aug 14

A lot of work was being done on rolling at Hanson this week. A little goofing around play was happening also. Follow this link to see a video of Bea and Ken doing an on-water swap of boats where they crawl out of the cockpits onto their decks and transfer themselves into the other boat. https://vime...
by norm
Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills and Training - Hanson - Aug 14
Replies: 22
Views: 6839

Re: Skills and Training - Hanson - Aug 14

I will be there for both. Looking forward to working in the warm water and trying to roll in my "new" boat.
by norm
Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Sunset/moonrise paddle to the Spit - Sunday, Aug 10
Replies: 71
Views: 25532

Re: Sunset/moonrise paddle to the Spit - Sunday, Aug 10

Have fun everyone. Wish I could be there but I'll be on a plane returning from Wyoming. I'll be looking for any strays as we come in for a landing after midnight. Be safe out there and have a great time!
by norm
Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Marthas Vineyard from Trunk River - 7/31/14
Replies: 13
Views: 8780

Re: Marthas Vineyard from Trunk River - 7/31/14

Glided by it while screaming like a girl! What is it???
by norm
Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Marthas Vineyard from Trunk River - 7/31/14
Replies: 13
Views: 8780

Re: Marthas Vineyard from Trunk River - 7/31/14

Definitely need a quick and bombproof roll!!!
by norm
Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Marthas Vineyard from Trunk River - 7/31/14
Replies: 13
Views: 8780

Marthas Vineyard from Trunk River - 7/31/14

I don't have time to share many photos, but need to show the most exciting photos and video before I go away on a trip. Please use the link below to enjoy pictures on Facebook that should be accessible to anyone, even if you do not have a Facebook account. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.8...
by norm
Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hingham 7/31
Replies: 11
Views: 2662

Re: hingham 7/31

A bunch of the early folks are on a trip to the Vineyard today, so there probably won't be any early paddlers.

Norm, Bea, Jordan, Ken, Sue, Briggsy and Jay

From Edgartown Beach
by norm
Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Kayak Raffle
Replies: 45
Views: 19050

Re: Kayak Raffle

Deb - Bea had Athena out for a paddle on Long Pond in Lakeville Tuesday afternoon and showed me that the name on her paddle matches the name you gave to the boat.

Bea has a Werner "Athena" touring paddle.
by norm
Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills atHanson: Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Replies: 21
Views: 6182

Re: Skills atHanson: Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Joy wrote:I'm in for skills, don't know about PPR. where is PPR these days?

PPR is probably at Venus 3.
by norm
Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Turkeys Do the Wave Part Deux 7/23
Replies: 15
Views: 7490

Re: Turkeys Do the Wave Part Deux 7/23

I know this is rather late to be replying, but I have my WW boat in my truck today and may swing over to Cohasset after going hiking. I hope there are still going to be people there tonight.
by norm
Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills atHanson: Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Replies: 21
Views: 6182

Re: Skills atHanson: Thursday, July 24th, 2014

I'm in for both.
by norm
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Plymouth + B. B. Bash 7/20/14
Replies: 2
Views: 4188

Re: Plymouth + B. B. Bash 7/20/14

Scott noticed that Bea is currently on the cover of the Browns Bank Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Browns-B ... 6418575012
by norm
Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Plymouth + B. B. Bash 7/20/14
Replies: 2
Views: 4188

Plymouth + B. B. Bash 7/20/14

Four of us went out for a paddle Sunday morning from Plymouth Long Beach to White Horse Beach and then back to Browns Bank. Please use the link below to enjoy pictures on Facebook that should be accessible to anyone, even if you do not have a Facebook account. Please read the comments included with ...
by norm
Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: BB Sandbar Bash 2014 7/20 <<-- date correction
Replies: 11
Views: 7293

Re: BB Sandbar Bash 2014 7/19

Here is what I plan to do before the BB Bash ON SUNDAY 7/20/14 : Arrive at Plymouth Beach at 8:00am Launch at 8:30am Paddle to White Horse Beach and stop there before going around Manomet Point or turn around at 10:00am if that comes first. Distance is about 5 miles. At 10:00am or sooner, head back ...
by norm
Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: BB Sandbar Bash 2014 7/20 <<-- date correction
Replies: 11
Views: 7293

Re: BB Sandbar Bash 2014 7/19

Hi Norm Your plan sounds interesting . Where is Plymouth beach parking. I only know Nelsons. If there is a parking fee, can we carpool? Pablo Ken described the location for you. He also mentioned earlier that parking is free if you get there before the fee collector at 9:00am. I cannot carpool with...
by norm
Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham 7/17
Replies: 11
Views: 2948

Re: Hingham 7/17

I'll be there for both.

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