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by Mark
Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remote monitoring
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

Re: Remote monitoring

Looks like you made about three trips to the refrigerator for beer. How long was this running again?
by Mark
Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:47 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Middle Ground (Martha's Vineyard) Oct. 6 Level 3/4
Replies: 6
Views: 3107

Re: Middle Ground (Martha's Vineyard) Oct. 6 Level 3/4

John hasn't impressed any ferry passengers lately...
by Mark
Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday Evening - 9/27/12
Replies: 18
Views: 4838

Re: Thursday Evening - 9/27/12

I delight in this idea! I never hear of it before! Viagra can be got cheap at this website....

:mrgreen:
by Mark
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: big waves
Replies: 1
Views: 1108

Re: big waves

Can you have big "seas" on a lake? :wink:
by Mark
Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Congratulations to Dr. and Mrs. Smoke!
Replies: 7
Views: 2531

Congratulations to Dr. and Mrs. Smoke!

Yes, indeed, our own Dr. Smoke and his fiancee Alex have officially tied the knot!

Rumor has it that they are traveling incognito somewhere in Quebec City after the not-so-secret elopement yesterday.

Congratulations, John and Alex!
by Mark
Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Mega Scarab Surf Kayak SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 4195

FS: Mega Scarab Surf Kayak SOLD

Super light "X-Tech" layup (carbon-kevlar). This boat costs $2550 new, with the X-Tech layup. Buy this one for less than half that, and I will throw in a set of almost new fins for free. $1000 FIRM. Boat is located south of Boston. If interested, contact me at: jmarkstephens at comcast dot...
by Mark
Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Pier 5 Narragansett to Pt. Judith/Harbor of Refuge R.I.
Replies: 4
Views: 2910

Re: Pier 5 Narragansett to Pt. Judith/Harbor of Refuge R.I.

Nice report, Sue! I was trying to recall if I had been where you were that day, but I can't remember five minutes ago. :oops:

And thanks for the education about "tuna veal". I had no idea. 0_o

Mark
by Mark
Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Saturday, 9/15 - Duxbury Bay
Replies: 25
Views: 8075

Re: Saturday, 9/15 - Duxbury Bay

Good to know. Thanks.
by Mark
Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Saturday, 9/15 - Duxbury Bay
Replies: 25
Views: 8075

Re: Saturday, 9/15 - Duxbury Bay

Any fish around?
by Mark
Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday Sept. 13th
Replies: 9
Views: 2105

Re: Thursday Sept. 13th

Not officially, but Sue and I did a one minute personal trial for giggles this past Sunday. We both did 18. She's a Greenland "Storm Roll" Machine! Congrats, you broke the 2007 record of 17! It lasted five years! I bet I couldn't do more that 2 now. :cry: You and Sue now have to master th...
by Mark
Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gear swap?
Replies: 4
Views: 1621

Re: Gear swap?

Great idea! I'm sure Kate and I have a few extra items we wouldn't mind parting with. Boats, even.

NSPN used to combine these events with a paddle, so folks could make a day of it and/or not miss a day on the water. Throw in a potluck at the end of the day and it is a festival.

Now, venue.... hmmm.
by Mark
Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attached images and posting problems fixed (I think)
Replies: 8
Views: 2077

Re: Attached images and posting problems fixed (I think)

I cleared my cache and everything works now. Sorry.
by Mark
Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attached images and posting problems fixed (I think)
Replies: 8
Views: 2077

Re: Attached images and posting problems fixed (I think)

Pat: I felt bad for you, not for me so much. I see no avatars at all. On some threads I see attached images and on others I don't. Actually, within the same thread, or even the same message, some are visible, some are not. For example, in Ron's post in this thread: http://www.wtpaddlers.org/phpBB3/v...
by Mark
Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attached images and posting problems fixed (I think)
Replies: 8
Views: 2077

Re: Attached images and posting problems fixed (I think)

Hate to say it, but I still don't see avatars or some attached images. I am running Firefox 15.0.1 on Win7...
by Mark
Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attached images and avatars have stopped displaying
Replies: 4
Views: 1280

Re: Attached images and avatars have stopped displaying

Gee, I just figured Norm had reached his lifetime max for photos posted on the WTP message board! :lol:
by Mark
Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham, Thursday Night, 9/6/2012
Replies: 14
Views: 3884

Re: Hingham, Thursday Night, 9/6/2012

I'm planning to go fishing in Hingham this evening. Maybe I will join you at Stars after it gets dark.
by Mark
Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Surfin' Safari. Weds 22nd August 2012.
Replies: 1
Views: 1307

Re: Surfin' Safari. Weds 22nd August 2012.

Magic Seaweed's forecasts tend to be more optimistic the longer range they are. If you use the current day's forecast, divide by two. :roll:
by Mark
Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 13 ft great white washes up in westport/lil compton
Replies: 7
Views: 1784

Re: 13 ft great white washes up in westport/lil compton

Briggsy, they are following you...
by Mark
Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Blue Moon Sunset/Moonrie Paddle Brown's Bank, Plymth Sat 9/1
Replies: 22
Views: 7601

Re: Blue Moon Sunset/Moonrie Paddle Brown's Bank, Plymth Sat

Wouldn't you expect to be back to the beach by 10 anyway?

Are they still charging for entry at Plymouth Beach? And until what time on Saturday?

Thanks,

Mark
by Mark
Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Blue Moon Sunset/Moonrie Paddle Brown's Bank, Plymth Sat 9/1
Replies: 22
Views: 7601

Re: Blue Moon Sunset/Moonrie Paddle Brown's Bank, Plymth Sat

Eileen: There was some talk of towing someone on the way out. There was definitely towing on the way back in. :roll: Kate is in Newfoundland right now, but I am thinking about joining you. Will there be a band? :wink: I don't remember that I introduced you to Brown's Bank! But, you're welcome! Mark
by Mark
Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy 50th Nelson!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 3270

Re: Happy 50th Nelson!!!!

Will there now be a Yellow Boat/Over 50 club? The Turkeys are getting more and more elitist! :cry:
by Mark
Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Blue Moon Sunset/Moonrie Paddle Brown's Bank, Plymth Sat 9/1
Replies: 22
Views: 7601

Re: Blue Moon Sunset/Moonrie Paddle Brown's Bank, Plymth Sat

I was on an NSPN official trip some years back where the trip leader declared that Brown's Bank must have washed away over the previous winter. Never mind that it appears on nautical charts dating back to the 1700s. She couldn't find it, therefore, it didn't exist. Of course, it would have helped if...
by Mark
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Westport, Weds 22nd August
Replies: 13
Views: 3043

Re: Westport, Weds 22nd August

Looks like a fun day! Brayton's delivers, even on a flat summer day! :D
by Mark
Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Westport, Weds 22nd August
Replies: 13
Views: 3043

Re: Westport, Weds 22nd August

Yup, just spoke to the boss and can have Wednesday off, so I'll be there. I've been curious about launching from Gooseberry Neck and was thinking of going there if we didn't meet up with you in Cohasset last week. On our trip out to Calf Island a couple Thursday's ago, Greg was telling me there's a...
by Mark
Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surf areas
Replies: 6
Views: 1952

Re: Surf areas

Another place I used to surf all the time in the short boat was Baker's Beach, which is between Horseneck and the mouth of the Westport River. There is a boat ramp for putting into the river just off Route 88 after you cross to the south side of the river. The sand bars have shifted around at Baker'...
by Mark
Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surf areas
Replies: 6
Views: 1952

Re: Surf areas

A really good spot is Brayton's Point right on the MA/RI border. You can paddle there from Gooseberry Island quite easily and would probably have it to yourself. The offshore sandbars there can jack up some huge sets but they always let you go when they hit deeper water long before you get in to the...
by Mark
Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills 8/16/2012
Replies: 14
Views: 4343

Re: Skills 8/16/2012

Glad to hear Chris has turned up! People were wondering if he drowned last weekend.
by Mark
Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Hingham to Gallups, Calf, Peddocks - Thursday - Aug. 9, 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 4057

Re: Hingham to Gallups, Calf, Peddocks - Thursday - Aug. 9,

The official story: THE KEEP-OUT sign on the dock at Gallops Island evokes the late 19th century, when new immigrants suspected of harboring infectious diseases were quarantined on the 23-acre island in Boston Harbor. But it’s not the fear of cholera or small pox that spooks visitors today. It’s fri...
by Mark
Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham 8/9/2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2646

Re: Hingham 8/9/2012

I'll be there, unless I won't.
by Mark
Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSRWA - Great River Race - Aug 18 - need volunteers
Replies: 31
Views: 4047

Re: NSRWA - Great River Race - Aug 18 - need volunteers

I can't make it. I'll be out of town.

I know you needed to know that.
by Mark
Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Moving Water Session August 6th
Replies: 15
Views: 2740

Re: Moving Water Session August 6th

I'm not going to be able to make it either. Eff-Why-Eye.
by Mark
Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Weekpecket Islands Saturday 8/4 ON Again Arrive 10AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3632

Re: Weekpecket Islands Saturday 8/4 ON Again Arrive 10AM

I won't be able to go, FYI.
by Mark
Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday!!!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2521

Re: Happy Birthday!!!!!!

FYI, I can't make it to this one.

:lol:
by Mark
Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Sunset/Moonrise Paddle to the Spit, Friday, August 3rd 2012
Replies: 26
Views: 6792

Re: Sunset/Moonrise Paddle to the Spit, Friday, August 3rd 2

Sandy: I have an extra light if this is your only reason for cancelling.
by Mark
Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Sunset/Moonrise Paddle to the Spit, Friday, August 3rd 2012
Replies: 26
Views: 6792

Re: Sunset/Moonrise Paddle to the Spit, Friday, August 3rd 2

Yes, I will be there. Bringing bacon-wrapped grilled salmon appetizers and a watermelon. And my fishing pole. (That should keep them all away.)
by Mark
Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Sunset/Moonrise Paddle to the Spit, Friday, August 3rd 2012
Replies: 26
Views: 6792

Re: Sunset/Moonrise Paddle to the Spit, Friday, August 3rd 2

Sounds great. I will try to make it, with something culinary to share! :D
by Mark
Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody out Kayaking Yesterday?
Replies: 3
Views: 950

Anybody out Kayaking Yesterday?

Anybody out in Boston Harbor yesterday afternoon?
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by Mark
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Oak Bluffs, MV (Part 2)
Replies: 4
Views: 1941

Re: Oak Bluffs, MV (Part 2)

Great post. Fun to read and follow along with the swim. How fast were they swimming (approx)? Thanks, Nelson. Glad you enjoyed it. Rob swam almost a straight line of about 6.5 miles, so his pace was about 2.5 MPH. Laura's route was a little longer but she took just under 3.5 hours, so maybe 2 MPH?

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