Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/28

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Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/28

Postby Ken R » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:36 am

I am going to propose a trip to New Port Ri again this year.
6 of us went out last year and had a great trip and cookout at Fort Adams afterwards.
No guaranties but I'm predicting a repeat of last year with flat calm water, bright sun and no wind.

The objective is to group up with other paddlers that have similar skills and interest.
It would be great to see some of the 8-12 mile paddlers come out and explore the inner harbor and light houses.

Please see the listing from last year.
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2968
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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby Azane » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:53 am

Yes, absolutely. Unfortunately, Abby is busy both days that weekend (CE credits). Last year was a blast!

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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby Eileen » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:46 pm

I'll be there!
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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby Sandy V » Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:17 am

Sounds like fun. I'll put it on my calendar.

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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby Linda » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:23 am

This looks WONDERFUL... I would DEFINITELY Love to be in on this paddle also! Newport area is beautiful... and cook out, too... what more could I ask for (except sunny + 80 degrees- I'll take 1/2 of that wish). Will watch board for 'cookout' and other details! Oh, I'm in for the Biggie (long trip).
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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby Ken R » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:37 am

Regarding the cookout; Last year I brought a small charcoal grill for all to use. There were some communal snacks, but we basically just cooked our own. I am open to other suggestions.
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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby Azane » Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:49 pm

Looking forward to it. For those who are considering this trip: its fun with awesome views from the git-go....well put together (thanks to Ken and Kit)..a very great way to enter Fall paddling-time. Food wise, I will have stuff for the bar-bi, and will bring a batch of communal "Wild Turkey Chocolate Chip Cookies" (just made that one up). Steve
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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby Ken R » Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:58 pm

Last year we managed to drop a name to avoid paying the $5.00/pp. landing fee for the Rose Island Light House. The view was spectacular! I cant drop name drop again this year. So let all bring 5 bucks to donate to the Rose Island Lighthouse Preservation Society
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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby Ken R » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:13 pm

All,
The forecast for Saturday is looking "GREAT"! Brisk in the morning and warming to high sixties-70 deg.

The basic details of the paddle for this year:

Depart from Fort Adams boat ramp
https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Fort ... s&t=m&z=15

Beach briefing 0945
Launch time 10:00
Depending on the sea condition we will either go around the fort or head north and under the bridge at the northern end of the harbor.
I would like, if everyone is comfortable with the sea conditions to head to Rose Island Lighthouse for lunch (landing fee and tour the light house=$5.00).
upon our return we will load the boats, clean up and have a cookout. I'll bring a small charcoal grill.

Currently 4 have committed, plus Kit and I.
And we may have a guest appearance by some AMC paddlers.

To get to Fort Adams simply follow the signs once you get into down town New Port. After entering the park stay right and the boat ramp will be very obvious.

If you are still coming please confirm, thanks
You may PM me to get my cell and email if you don't have it.

It will be brisk in the AM so please bring cold water gear and bring warm cloths.
Wet exit/Rescue skills are required. Ability to paddle 8-10 mile or if 3 or more paddlers would like to go longer, have at it.
Ability to paddle at a 3+ mph speed for 4 hours with breaks.
I would recommend at least a 15 foot boat. Bulkheads or flotation front and back required.
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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby Ken R » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:19 pm

Eileen and Linda,
I have sent you each pm's but I'm not sure they were sent. If not let me know.
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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby Eileen » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:06 pm

I received it, and responded - thanks. Looking forward to the day.
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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby Azane » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:22 am

Good to go, see you then! Steve
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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby KenW » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:02 am

I'm planning on going also.

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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby Ken R » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:07 pm

Ken W please check your PM
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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby Ken R » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:13 pm

Saturday is looking to be a repeat of last year. They are predicting wind less than 9 knts. 0% chance of water falling from the sky, less than 10% cloud cover.

Confirmed for the "red" or the long trip are:
Steve Tipton (Azane)
Linda
Rick Hens
Joyce Hens
Ken W

Confirmed for the Green route:
Eileen
Diane (twotrout)
Kit

Low tide @ 8:15 AM
High tide @ 3:27 pm
overall change 2'

I'll bring a charcoal grill and stove for after the paddle.
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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby Aquaholic » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:59 pm

I'm planning on joining you - for the long paddle!

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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby Ken R » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:22 pm

Great news!
1- Weather is looking awesome
2- I have recruited Rick Hens to lead the Red trip. Many of you know Rick and should feel confident with such a skilled leader. He has outline a trip that should be about 13-15 miles.

The rough outline of the trips is that both groups will head North from Fort Adams along the inside of Goat Island, this will allow both groups to cross the main Newport Harbor channel at the same time, continuing up into Coasters Island Harbor. The red group will continue North to Gould Island west to Connecticut Is. South to the bridge and somehow East back to Fort Adams. From Coasters Harbor the green group will asses the situation and possibly head to Rose Island for lunch if conditions are favorable. The green group will return along the Newport water front where you will find many interesting photo opps.

General Requirements:
PFD
Spay Skirt
Wet exit/Rescue skills are required. if you wet exit assistance reentering your boat is mandatory!
Ability to paddle per your selected group. green 7-10 miles in protected waters, Red 15 miles with conditions
I would recommend at least a 15 foot boat. Bulkheads or flotation front and back required.
Bring plenty of water, snacks and a lunch. Sunscreen will hopefully be needed also.
warm cloths


Red group participants must agree to some simple requirements:
The 2 boat buddy system
no more that 2 boats from your buddy
no group more than 2 boat lengths from another group


If anyone else would like to join please post and all should check this thread prior to getting in the car on Saturday morning.
KR

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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby jscapella163 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:12 pm

I'm from AMC Boston and have paddled with Rick and Joyce..would like to join you for the red trip.
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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby Eileen » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:31 pm

I'm making a broccoli salad to share with everyone after the paddle.
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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby Azane » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:54 am

.....fresh from the oven Chocolate Chip Cookies with pecans and walnuts!
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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby Ken R » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:11 am

Yummm...Steve.
I'll bring something for while the grill is heating like chip& dip or salsa.
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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby twotrout » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:14 pm

I would like to join the red group.

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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby twotrout » Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:41 am

I'm out for Ft Adams. Hope to join another paddle day.

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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby Ken R » Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:13 am

It is going to be a great day, I'll see you all at Fort Adams!
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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby Ken R » Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:23 pm

It was a phenomenal day on Narragansett Bay!
Thanks to the six paddlers on the red trip and the 4 on the Green trip.
It all worked out very well.
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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby Eileen » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:10 pm

Thanks for organizing this - it was a really fun day. Great to see and/or meet everyone!
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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby Azane » Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:37 am

Very nice. Swell bar-bee at the finish.. thanks for that Ken and Kit. Also "Well done" Rick for great Red leadership!

Cheers, Steve
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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby Ken R » Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:10 am

I did not get many good pictures to do a trip report. Did anyone else get any they would like to share?
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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby KenW » Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:36 pm

It was a great day to paddle, and combined with the sightseeing and a barbeque to end the day, it could not have been better. Thanks Ken for putting together this trip. I'll try to find some time soon to edit and post some of the photos taken .

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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby KenW » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:56 am

The below link should bring you to some photos taken on Saturdays paddle.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 4aff93b343

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Re: Multi level / multi group from Fort Adam's, New Port 9/2

Postby Azane » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:12 pm

Nice pics, Ken W. Super bright day, great photos!

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