Search found 902 matches

by Mark
Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Oak Bluffs, MV (Part 2)
Replies: 4
Views: 2011

Oak Bluffs, MV (Part 2)

Last Wednesday Briggsy and I kayak-escorted Laura and Rob Jones on their swim from Falmouth to Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard. Here we are going over the swim route on my chart at the "dive in". https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_m6PZ5fiX2A/UANNTcrmiaI/AAAAAAAAAwY/6GubSRcPM6E/s720/04%2520-...
by Mark
Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Oak Bluffs, MV June 21, 2012 (Part 1)
Replies: 9
Views: 3559

Re: Oak Bluffs, MV June 21, 2012 (Part 1)

It is on this page: http://ohiodnr.com/Laws/OhioBoatOperatorsGuide/OpsGuidenavigationaids/tabid/2747/Default.aspx I noticed that too - that they seem to be markers for the ends of the shoals. So I dug deeper: Chart No.1 calls these "Bifurcation, Junction, Isolated danger, Wreck and Obstruction ...
by Mark
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Oak Bluffs, MV June 21, 2012 (Part 1)
Replies: 9
Views: 3559

Re: Oak Bluffs, MV June 21, 2012 (Part 1)

#3 Either side Well, OK, maybe the question wasn't specific enough. What we are talking about in #3 is "preferred channel markers" that are used where the main channel splits into more than one channel. Your decision about going left or right of the red-over-green marker depends on which ...
by Mark
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Oak Bluffs, MV June 21, 2012 (Part 1)
Replies: 9
Views: 3559

Re: Oak Bluffs, MV June 21, 2012 (Part 1)

Nav Puzzler 1: The conventional rule of thumb is called the "Small Triangle Rule" and the math is very simple: Ferry Angle (degrees) = Current Speed / Paddling Speed x 60 So in a 2 knot current, with a paddling speed of 3 knots, your ferry angle would be 2/3 x 60 = 40 degrees. Add 40 degr...
by Mark
Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: 4th of July Paddle Minot Light - Little Harbor?
Replies: 15
Views: 2761

Re: 4th of July Paddle Minot Light - Little Harbor?

kayakerjnj wrote:Then we can park at the end of Parker Avenue on the street.


Nope. You will get ticketed there. (I did, several years ago.)

You can park on Border Street, down past the Lobster Pound.
by Mark
Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Oak Bluffs, MV June 21, 2012 (Part 1)
Replies: 9
Views: 3559

Re: Oak Bluffs, MV June 21, 2012 (Part 1)

kayakerjnj wrote:Paddling a bunch of extra miles after a long day is even harder :lol:


Amen!
by Mark
Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Oak Bluffs, MV June 21, 2012 (Part 1)
Replies: 9
Views: 3559

Oak Bluffs, MV June 21, 2012 (Part 1)

This trip report has no photos, but for everyone who took Johnnysmoke’s nav class last week (and anyone else who wants to chime in), this trip report has some navigation problems thrown in just for fun. Post your answers to the nav puzzlers and let’s see what everyone comes up with. Dave Briggs (Br...
by Mark
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Boston Harbor Outer Islands and The Graves - June 20, 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 5312

Re: Boston Harbor Outer Islands and The Graves - June 20, 20

LOL, they called it the "Melonhead Regatta". A bunch of familiar faces in that photo.
by Mark
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scituate Harbor to Green Harbor - June 23, 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 3097

Re: Scituate Harbor to Green Harbor - June 23, 2012

Nice to see the pictures of Humarock. I miss it!

I looked at the surf forecast for Scituate on Saturday and I think it was calling for a half foot. With an incoming tide, I'm not surprised you got skunked for surf. :cry:
by Mark
Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeling Better Bea?
Replies: 10
Views: 2858

Re: Feeling Better Bea?

Never mind the gelcoat. Get a helmet for that
by Mark
Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Cohasset - Saturday - June 16
Replies: 9
Views: 2819

Re: Cohasset - Saturday - June 16

norm wrote:I hope nobody minds the cross-posting...I wouldn't want anyone to miss out on the opportunity or think there is nothing going on this weekend...

Norm


Well, you already cross-dress, with those funky skirts you wear, so why not cross-post as well.


(sorry, too obvious, but I couldn't resist.)
by Mark
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spectacle Island from Wollaston - Saturday - May 26, 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 3000

Re: Spectacle Island from Wollaston - Saturday - May 26, 201

I think Archee's hammock idea is pretty awesome.
by Mark
Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Visitor in North River
Replies: 2
Views: 1203

Re: New Visitor in North River

That's awesome
by Mark
Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cape Cod part 7. Thursday 31st May 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2284

Re: Cape Cod part 7. Thursday 31st May 2012

I don't blame you for cancelling the trip for sharks. My one experience paddling with sharks was a harrowing one.

woods hole shark compressed.jpg
woods hole shark compressed.jpg (186.46 KiB) Viewed 2278 times
by Mark
Mon May 28, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Floating in the WeeWee, a Four-Star Flush 5/26/12
Replies: 9
Views: 3422

Re: Floating in the WeeWee, a Four-Star Flush 5/26/12

I didn't get many pictures because my lousy Go-Pro camera kept shutting off, but I did get one OK shot of the plane crash.

crash.jpg
crash.jpg (10.26 KiB) Viewed 3394 times


I think Kate missed this because she was taking pictures of Phil's butt.
by Mark
Sun May 20, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Sunday May 20 New Inlet
Replies: 2
Views: 1677

Re: Sunday May 20 New Inlet

ditto
by Mark
Fri May 11, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Duxbury Bay to Saquish - Saturday May 12
Replies: 12
Views: 2526

Re: Duxbury Bay to Saquish - Saturday May 12

I plan to be paddling in Duxbury Bay tomorrow afternoon (fishing.) I will put in at the boat ramp that I can't remember the name of around noon/low tide and probably paddle out toward Clarke's. I may see you at some point. Look for the tiger-striped sea kayak and a fishing pole.

Mark
by Mark
Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Cohasset Saturday 3/17
Replies: 14
Views: 2856

Re: Cohasset Saturday 3/17

Very nice, John. But , that's NOT Little Harbor, now is it? In fact, it looks like you guys were running away from the water not putting in it.
by Mark
Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Cohasset Saturday 3/17
Replies: 14
Views: 2856

Re: Cohasset Saturday 3/17

OK, here's mine, now show me yours.
by Mark
Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Cohasset Saturday 3/17
Replies: 14
Views: 2856

Re: Cohasset Saturday 3/17

It was a great day in Cohasset. John and I went over to Little Harbour to mess around, and then paddled torward the light to see if we could find some seals. Heads started to pop up near the rock piles/others were splashing around. The wind was calm and blowing on shore and the air temp. was perfec...
by Mark
Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sea kayak navigation / trip planning class REI Hingham 3/17
Replies: 9
Views: 2706

Re: Sea kayak navigation / trip planning class REI Hingham 3

I'd offer to help out, as a chance to get together with some of the Turkeys. But after I got lost trying to find Ron's house, I think I better not. :roll:
by Mark
Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kayak escort for a swim from Menauhant to Oak Bluffs ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2484

Re: Kayak escort for a swim from Menauhant to Oak Bluffs ?

Hello Laura: The route you have chosen has some clear advantages - namely, out of the ferry traffic for the most part, but it is also a considerably longer route than the shortest crossing from Cape Cod to the Vineyard. As a veteran of many crossings via kayak between the Cape and the Vineyard (the ...
by Mark
Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Canoe for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1991

Re: Canoe for sale

I thought I was going to see a surf kayak for sale when I saw your name on the Classifieds.
Thank god it wasn't, because I need something to aspire to.
by Mark
Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Weymouth - Lanes Beach - 2/22/12 - 11:30am
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

Re: Weymouth - Lanes Beach - 2/22/12 - 11:30am

Good for you getting out there in February. I am tempted, but don't have the racks on the car. And I have to work - oh, right. And a kid at home on vacation this week. Oh, that too.
by Mark
Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gathering of the flock
Replies: 37
Views: 8582

Re: Gathering of the flock

Kate and I hope to make it.
by Mark
Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Camp Kiwanee Enthusiasts - Use Your Noseplugs!
Replies: 2
Views: 1035

Camp Kiwanee Enthusiasts - Use Your Noseplugs!

Common brain-eating freshwater amoeba enters the brain through your nose:

http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/naegleria/
by Mark
Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marshfield has a new kayak launch
Replies: 26
Views: 4600

Re: Marshfield has a new kayak launch

Very cool. Years ago I scouted both ends and both sides of the Green Harbor River looking for a better put-in than Dyke Road. Never found one, and never paddled it.

Thanks for posting!
by Mark
Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saturday 8/27 Not Paddling
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Re: Saturday 8/27 Not Paddling

Today looks like an excellent paddling day.

I'm heading out shortly for southern waters to surf with Phil and Lorrie, aka "Froth Doggy" and "Froth Kitty".
by Mark
Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Ocean skills session Weds 13th July
Replies: 26
Views: 7174

Re: Ocean skills session Weds 13th July

Whenever I have launched from Scituate, I have always put in at the lighthouse, as opposed to way up in the back of the harbor where you show a launch spot. You launch from the beach just inside the harbor, paddle around the jetty and you are in open ocean.
by Mark
Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:11 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Ocean skills session Weds 13th July
Replies: 26
Views: 7174

Re: Ocean skills session Weds 13th July

I think it's a great idea, and rarely done. (We did one such session a few years' back in Duxbury Bay, in lieu of the usual Thursday night pond session.) The problem may be finding anything resembling rough water in Cape Cod Bay in mid-July. Buzzards Bay usually has the afternoon wind chop, but ther...
by Mark
Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Woods' Hole Fathers' Day 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2163

Re: Woods' Hole Fathers' Day 2011

Those nuns were all so drunk. In the morning they were swaying to one side, in the afternoon to the other...
by Mark
Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Woods' Hole Fathers' Day 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2163

Woods' Hole Fathers' Day 2011

(Disclaimer: No one actually took any pictures on this trip, so I have used "stock" photos from other trips to Woods' Hole over the last couple years...) I had a rare opportunity to spend the day paddling last weekend, in honor of Fathers' Day. (My philosophy about being a Dad is that Fath...
by Mark
Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Glades-Minot - Postponed to Jun 26
Replies: 44
Views: 7950

Re: Glades-Minot - Postponed to Jun 26

Linda: Find Scituate Light on Cedar Point if you want to launch from Scituate. There is a nice beach on the inside of the harbor a short carry from the *free* parking area.

Mark
by Mark
Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Interest in Woods Hole for Sunday
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Re: Any Interest in Woods Hole for Sunday

I know, bummer!
by Mark
Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Interest in Woods Hole for Sunday
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Any Interest in Woods Hole for Sunday

I'm putting out feelers for a possible trip to Woods Hole to play in the fast currents on Sunday. Fastest currents are late morning, so it would be a leisurely start (none of this 8AM stuff.)

Please post here or PM me if interested.

Mark
by Mark
Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beginner Need Advice
Replies: 21
Views: 2587

Re: Beginner Need Advice

Steve - Close to you as well is Sunset Lake in Braintree. The best kayak launch spot is not at the town beach but on the back side over by the high school / skate park. As you drive north through town on Route 37 past the lake, there is a sign for the high school. Just drive in there until you see t...
by Mark
Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Cape Cod pt 2. Weds 15th June 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3125

Re: Cape Cod pt 2. Weds 15th June 2011

You're on. We may need two days, though...
by Mark
Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Cape Cod pt 2. Weds 15th June 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3125

Re: Cape Cod pt 2. Weds 15th June 2011

OK, gotcha. The Islands next year - which presumably includes Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket? The Grand Loop from Monomoy south around Nantucket, west to the south shore of MV, across Vineyard Sound to Cuttyhunk and then up Buzzards Bay back to the Cape. Many have dreamed of this trip. I don't know...
by Mark
Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Cape Cod pt 2. Weds 15th June 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3125

Re: Cape Cod pt 2. Weds 15th June 2011

Briggsy, I'm curious if your definition of Cape Cod includes the Elizabeth Islands all the way down to Cuttyhunk? :wink:

Go to advanced search