USS Salem 8-13-11

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USS Salem 8-13-11

Postby Ron » Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:18 pm

Since there is no trip report, here are a few pictures.

Launch at Abigail Adams park
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Guardians of the river
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Nelson playing chicken outside the Fore River
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Fore River bridge in the up position
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USS Salem
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Raccoon Island where we had lunch
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Skip getting a little help
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Re: USS Salem 8-13-11

Postby kayakerjnj » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:47 am

Great pictures!

You weren't kidding when you said you were up close with the tanker!
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Re: USS Salem 8-13-11

Postby NorwayLady » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:48 am

Love your pictures, Ron, and I can see Nelson being Nelson! Very cool!
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Re: USS Salem 8-13-11

Postby Birdseye » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:07 pm

Thanks Ron,
I've been dying to see some pics. You got some nice shots.

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Re: USS Salem 8-13-11

Postby norm » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:56 pm

Sorry it took so long. I finally gathered a bunch of pictures to display from the Salem trip.

Milling around getting ready to leave Abigail Adams Park area.

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When we got over near the Fore River, a tanker was coming up behind us.

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Most of us stopped on the nearest beach and got out of our boats.

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But Nelson and Mike headed out to get a close-up look at the tanker.

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We watched it pass by and realized it didn't create a big wake at all.

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We all jumped in our boats and gave chase to watch the tanker go under the Fore River Bridge.

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I bet this guy was glad his boat died far enough outside the river channel that he wasn't in front of the tanker.

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The tanker going under the bridge with a bunch of turkeys following close-by.

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It was convenient that the commuter boat left the dock right after the tanker went by, so we didn't have to worry about it at it's dock by the Salem.

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We had to wait for more queued up traffic to go by before we could cross the channel.

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Nelson is the first one to cross the channel and compare his little boat to the WW2 Cruiser.

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A few close-up shots of the Salem.

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Everybody made their way to the bow.

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Nelson took a look to see if he could squeeze between the ship and the dock.

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We hung around at the bow for a few minutes before leaving.

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Skip took a closer look at an older docked tug boat.

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The stern of the Salem.

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Heading out of the Fore River.

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Heading to our lunch stop on Raccoon Island.

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Trying to choose a good spot to land. Not much clear beach.

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Everybody eventually found a spot to land and pulled out their lunches.

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Tracey's shoes became an early topic of conversation.

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Pat and Nelson had some fun skipping stones.

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Then Skip made the mistake of walking by in front of Pat. Pat decided to stop skipping stones and started stoning Skip!

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Tricky Nelson asked to take a look at my camera and used it to take a picture of me. Now you can't accuse me of never including pictures of myself.

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After lunch, we headed back towards Webb Memorial Park and stayed closer together this time as we crossed the channel.

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We stopped for a moment near Webb Park to call Jordan who wanted to join us for PPR. While everyone was waiting for me to make the call, Skip got out his new sail to give it a try.

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Jordan was waiting at the Abigail Adams beach to great us when we were done paddling.

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Thanks for planning a nice trip Chip.

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Re: USS Salem 8-13-11

Postby Birdseye » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:57 am

Nice pics Norm. Thanks for posting.

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Re: USS Salem 8-13-11

Postby lora925 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:33 pm

W.T. :)

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Re: USS Salem 8-13-11

Postby Ron » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:30 pm

It takes a while to put 2 and 2 together when you abandon the flock.
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Re: USS Salem 8-13-11

Postby kayakerjnj » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:55 pm

Thoroughly enjoyed all the pictures!
Paddle with a big smile, its contagious :D


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