Navigation class & field work Tuesday June 19 @ 6:30 pm FULL

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Navigation class & field work Tuesday June 19 @ 6:30 pm FULL

Postby NorwayLady » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:45 am

Johnysmoke has offered to teach a navigation class for the Wild Turkeys. It is a two part class with the first part being a "classroom" session, and the second part on the water. I have offered our house for the classroom part, and the water part will be some place in the Boston Harbor.

I am just starting a thread to gauge the interest, and John will add more details about how he plans to teach the class.

The first session will take place in Marshfield on Tuesday June 19 at 7:00 pm. My address and contact info will be pm'd you after "signing up". The class is free. We will have PPR here after the class. We can either call in for pizzas or throw some burgers on the grill. BYOB.

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Re: Navigation class and field work June 12

Postby norm » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:24 am

I'm interested. First session tonight? I can be there. Will not need PPR as I will have dinner before coming over.

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Re: Navigation class and field work June 19

Postby NorwayLady » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:33 am

Hi Norm.

Just fixed it. It is next Tuesday. June 19! Sorry for the typo. Too many destractions around here.......
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Re: Navigation class and field work Tuesday June 19 @ 7:00 p

Postby centered » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:46 am

Hi Bea,
I am also planning to attend. Let me know if you need anything as far as PPR assistance, I'll be happy to bring something.
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Re: Navigation class and field work Tuesday June 19 @ 7:00 p

Postby pat » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:05 am

Ok, if there's PPR, I'll be there.

(kidding)

Seriously, this is a great opportunity. Thanks to drsmoke for doing the class and thanks Bea for hosting! I'll be there.
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Re: Navigation class and field work Tuesday June 19 @ 7:00 p

Postby KAYAK KEN » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:40 am

very cool John& Bea. Wish I could make it. Maybe for the on the water part. Ken

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Re: Navigation class and field work Tuesday June 19 @ 7:00 p

Postby TraceyJ » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:31 pm

Hi Bea,

I plan to attend.
I would also like to help out with PPR.

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Re: Navigation class and field work Tuesday June 19 @ 7:00 p

Postby Ron » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:33 am

Count me in.
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Re: Navigation class and field work Tuesday June 19 @ 7:00 p

Postby Azane » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:02 am

Thank you for this offer!
I am interested but (this is the embarrassing part) I am not sure how to get a pm!
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Re: Navigation class and field work Tuesday June 19 @ 7:00 p

Postby norm » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:35 am

Azane wrote:Thank you for this offer!
I am interested but (this is the embarrassing part) I am not sure how to get a pm!
Abby and Steve

I just sent a private message to you so you can see how it works. Notice in the top left corner under the Wild Turkey Paddlers logo, beside the "Logout" button, you now have a notice that says "1 new message". Click on that (any time) to change to the messaging window where you can retrieve your messages, save them, delete them or compose new ones.

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Re: Navigation class and field work Tuesday June 19 @ 7:00 p

Postby Chip » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:58 am

I will try to be there as well. I'll bring the bottle opener just in case Nelson shows up.
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Re: Navigation class and field work Tuesday June 19 @ 7:00 p

Postby Birdseye » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:45 pm

Chip wrote:I will try to be there as well. I'll bring the bottle opener just in case Nelson shows up.


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Re: Navigation class and field work Tuesday June 19 @ 7:00 p

Postby ddempesy » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:50 pm

I will be there too !
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Re: Navigation class and field work Tuesday June 19 @ 7:00 p

Postby Sandy V » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:22 am

Sounds like fun. Count me in.
Not sure about the PPR - I like to crawl in bed around 9.00 PM - shocker!!!!
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Re: Navigation class & field work Tuesday June 19 @ 6:30 pm

Postby NorwayLady » Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:33 am

This is the plan for Tuesday evening. John: please let me know if this needs to be changed.

We will throw some burgers and hot dogs on the grill around 6:30 pm. The class will start around 7:15- 7:30 pm. If you have a navigation chart of the Boston Harbor feel free to bring it. Any other navigation tools such as a compass would be great too. Paper and pen too (if your memory is as bad as mine)

This class is now full, but I'll be happy to start a waiting list:

Instructor: John
Host: Bea

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I will provide all the stuff for BBQ (hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments etc). Sue has offered to bring a potato salad. Tracey: feel free to bring an appetizer or dessert. Anyone else...feel free to bring anything (but you don't have to!) Bring yourself and BYOB.

A volunteer to man the grill would be great.

I will pm you my street address and home phonenumber.

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Re: Navigation class & field work Tuesday June 19 @ 6:30 pm

Postby Chip » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:19 am

I can be the grill master if you like.
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Re: Navigation class & field work Tuesday June 19 @ 6:30 pm

Postby NorwayLady » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:29 am

Chip wrote:I can be the grill master if you like.


Perfect! I have seen you in action with the grill!
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Re: Navigation class & field work Tuesday June 19 @ 6:30 pm

Postby Aquaholic » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:33 am

Bea,

Guess I wasn't quick enough! Please put me on the waiting list.

Thanks,
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Re: Navigation class & field work Tuesday June 19 @ 6:30 pm

Postby NorwayLady » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:47 pm

Aquaholic wrote:Bea,

Guess I wasn't quick enough! Please put me on the waiting list.

Thanks,
Audrey


Hi Audrey.

You are the first one on the waiting list. Check this thread for any last minute cancellations.

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Re: Navigation class & field work Tuesday June 19 @ 6:30 pm

Postby TraceyJ » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:46 am

I will not be able to make it.
Sorry for the late notice.
I know Audrey is on a waiting list.
Maybe someone has her cell and can contact her.

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Re: Navigation class & field work Tuesday June 19 @ 6:30 pm

Postby norm » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:06 pm

TraceyJ wrote:I will not be able to make it.
Sorry for the late notice.
I know Audrey is on a waiting list.
Maybe someone has her cell and can contact her.

Thanks,
Tracey

I've got her email address and will send her a note right now.

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Re: Navigation class & field work Tuesday June 19 @ 6:30 pm

Postby NorwayLady » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:47 pm

TraceyJ wrote:I will not be able to make it.
Sorry for the late notice.
I know Audrey is on a waiting list.
Maybe someone has her cell and can contact her.

Thanks,
Tracey


We are going to miss you Tracey. Get well FAST. Hope to see you on the water soon!

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Re: Navigation class & field work Tuesday June 19 @ 6:30 pm

Postby NorwayLady » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:48 pm

Aquaholic wrote:Bea,

Guess I wasn't quick enough! Please put me on the waiting list.

Thanks,
Audrey


Hope you can make it Audrey. I just pm'd you my contact info!

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Re: Navigation class & field work Tuesday June 19 @ 6:30 pm

Postby Anne.B » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:24 am

Would be on wait list. Am in Humarock. Call me if cancelation. 834 4808. Would bring salad, not potato.
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Re: Navigation class & field work Tuesday June 19 @ 6:30 pm

Postby NorwayLady » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:18 am

Anne.B wrote:Would be on wait list. Am in Humarock. Call me if cancelation. 834 4808. Would bring salad, not potato.
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Hi Anne,

Sure! I will call you if any last minute cancelation.

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Re: Navigation class & field work Tuesday June 19 @ 6:30 pm

Postby Azane » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:25 am

uh-oh Steve can not make it as well. A last minute conflict has come up.
If there is anyone else on the waiting list please tell them.

I plan to be there but probably not stay for food. Friends and learning new stuff is plenty for my plate.
sending Bea a pm to make sure this gets through to her.
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Re: Navigation class & field work Tuesday June 19 @ 6:30 pm

Postby NorwayLady » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:53 am

Azane wrote:uh-oh Steve can not make it as well. A last minute conflict has come up.
If there is anyone else on the waiting list please tell them.

I plan to be there but probably not stay for food. Friends and learning new stuff is plenty for my plate.
sending Bea a pm to make sure this gets through to her.
Abby


Thanks, Abby. Tell Steve we will miss him.

I just pm'd Joe (Dalerks) as he is the next one on the waiting list. If he can't make it then Anne B. is the next one on the list.

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Re: Navigation class & field work Tuesday June 19 @ 6:30 pm

Postby NorwayLady » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:15 am

Anne.B wrote:Would be on wait list. Am in Humarock. Call me if cancelation. 834 4808. Would bring salad, not potato.
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Hi Anne,

Just heard from Joe, and he is not going to be able to make it.

See you tonight. I will pm you my contact info such as address and phone number.

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Re: Navigation class & field work Tuesday June 19 @ 6:30 pm

Postby Chip » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:12 am

Hey Bea, I never got a PM
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Re: Navigation class & field work Tuesday June 19 @ 6:30 pm

Postby NorwayLady » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:29 pm

Chip wrote:Hey Bea, I never got a PM


Sorry about that! Just sent you one. See you tonight. Russ filled two tanks of gas for the grill. I hope that will do it!

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Re: Navigation class & field work Tuesday June 19 @ 6:30 pm

Postby Chip » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:15 pm

I am starting to look like a maybe. You may need a backup grillmaster. If someone is on the list they should probably take the spot. Otherwise, I will do my best to get there.
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Re: Navigation class & field work Tuesday June 19 @ 6:30 pm

Postby NorwayLady » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:21 pm

Chip wrote:I am starting to look like a maybe. You may need a backup grillmaster. If someone is on the list they should probably take the spot. Otherwise, I will do my best to get there.


OK. If you are a no-show I'll see if there are other Turkeys with BBQ skills. Mine are not that great.

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Re: Navigation class & field work Tuesday June 19 @ 6:30 pm

Postby Chip » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:46 am

How was the class? Did everyone navigate their way home ok?
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Re: Navigation class & field work Tuesday June 19 @ 6:30 pm

Postby norm » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:46 am

Chip wrote:How was the class? Did everyone navigate their way home ok?

The navigation was fine but we could have used a better grill-master. :)

3 of us did a little practical test trip out to the Graves Light on Wednesday and made it back ok too. :D

It was so hot and hazy, we couldn't see the Graves Light from Hull Gut, but it became visible by the time we got out to the Brewsters. Sue got here first up close visit via kayak to Boston and Graves Lighthouses.

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Trip report to follow some day when the weather is too bad to get out paddling.

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Re: Navigation class & field work Tuesday June 19 @ 6:30 pm

Postby NorwayLady » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:59 am

After feeding John a burger, potato salad, pasta salad, a couple of beer, a few cookies and a couple of scoops of icecream (just to mention a few), he started cranking out all sorts of great info. Abby had brought a huge chart over Boston Harbor which we put down on the table and gathered around. John covered how to identify boat channels and how to cross them safely. How to look for landmarks (in coastal Maine there are none), and how to make mental notes of your surroundings. How to estimate distance by using simple tools such as a chart and string. How to paddle from point to point in fog....Just to mention a few. He also suggested checking YouTube for tutorials on how to use a compass.

Thank you, John. It was great.

Thank you all for coming!

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Re: Navigation class & field work Tuesday June 19 @ 6:30 pm

Postby Johnysmoke » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:27 pm

Bea,

Thank you for hosting, organizing, and the food! I'm glad everyone got something out of it.


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