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by specialk
Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Weymouth Landing Put-in for anyone who's interested.....
Replies: 0
Views: 3622

New Weymouth Landing Put-in for anyone who's interested.....

Please join the Fore River Watershed Association as the Town of Weymouth dedicates the Canoe Launch at Smelt Brook in Weymouth Landing on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. Do you have a canoe or a kayak? Please come launch your vessel during this dedication ceremony!!
by specialk
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills Sessions for 2012
Replies: 45
Views: 43975

Re: Skills Sessions for 2012

Norm, I will keep an eye out for Sandy. Jordan, I do plan on getting out it will just be a late start for me this season. I do still work in Braintree so I can always join in a Hingham tour if the conditions allow. I may try and pick up a 17' in the fall, we'll see how much I spend on the floors!! D...
by specialk
Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills Sessions for 2012
Replies: 45
Views: 43975

Re: Skills Sessions for 2012

Hi all, Norm thank you so mcuh for the offer, I really do appreciate it. I wanted to let you all know that I have suspended my search for a new Kayak as I have purchased a house and have been busy with all that has to be done. I pass papers next Wednesday the 13th. I am itching to get back into the ...
by specialk
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills Sessions for 2012
Replies: 45
Views: 43975

Re: Skills Sessions for 2012

Hello Jordan, Hope everyone here is well.

Hoping to get more paddling time in this year and I'm back on the search for another kayak.
Looking for a bigger one so I can head out to sea with the group.
Looking forward to seeing everyone and learning the skills needed to tour the ocean.

Donna
by specialk
Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kayaking with Blue Whales
Replies: 2
Views: 4776

Re: Kayaking with Blue Whales

Breath-taking!!
by specialk
Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marshfield has a new kayak launch
Replies: 26
Views: 22282

Re: Marshfield has a new kayak launch

I would be interested in this paddle.
Please let me know if you go.

Thank You,

Donna
by specialk
Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Hanson 8/18
Replies: 10
Views: 11449

Re: Hanson 8/18

I'm on call this week and can't make it.

Have fun!

Donna
by specialk
Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wednesday Aug 17th - undecided location
Replies: 0
Views: 3313

Wednesday Aug 17th - undecided location

Good Afternoon, I am planning on paddling tomorrow and didn't know if anyone was interested in going and/or had suggestions on where to go (by way of water of course!).... I am available from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. I have a 10 Pelican, no spray skirt so an ocean trip is probably not a good idea unless the ...
by specialk
Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HIngham Paddle this week 8/11
Replies: 13
Views: 11337

Re: HIngham Paddle this week 8/11

Hi all,

I won't be there tonight... After 2 weeks of vacation I went back to work doing 12 hour days to get ready for our Electric Truck's.
So excited to get the training going.
Have fun, be safe!

Donna
by specialk
Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: Recreational
Topic: Mattapoisett River Run?
Replies: 11
Views: 23616

Re: Mattapoisett River Run?

I would be interested in this trip. Let me know the details and I'll see if it fits into my schedule.

Thank You,
Donna
by specialk
Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jordan and CAKE-zilla
Replies: 4
Views: 5408

Re: Jordan and CAKE-zilla

Happy Birthday (belated) Jordan, and many, many more...
by specialk
Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Kayak & Equipment Reviews
Topic: Kayak Racks for Crossover SUV
Replies: 6
Views: 18837

Re: Kayak Racks for Crossover SUV

Bob, I have a Rav-4 and have installed J-hooks. I load the kayak from behind. I place a rubber mat on the roof just behind the roof racks and top it with a towel. It protects the car and the towel allows the kayak to slide easily. I also use gloves that are rubber ribbed to get a good grip so the ka...
by specialk
Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Hanson: July 28th, 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 17281

Re: Hanson: July 28th, 2011

I am on vaca but I will be there. My sister has internet on her phone. So I will check back tomorrow for any changes.

Donna
by specialk
Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for guidance
Replies: 4
Views: 5806

Re: Looking for guidance

Thank you Jordan, I really appreciate everyone here with all the help, as little as I've participated I've learned a lot by reading all the post's. I've also been in the "Past Trips" folder looking around. I didn't look at that kayak afterall. I really do want something bigger, I figure if...
by specialk
Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need safety kayakers for Great River Race
Replies: 8
Views: 7926

Re: Need safety kayakers for Great River Race

Wish I could help!
by specialk
Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for guidance
Replies: 4
Views: 5806

Looking for guidance

Hello all, I am looking at/testing out a larger kayak this weekend, eager to get some ocean paddle under my belt and wanted to get your input, comments, guidance. When checking out this kayak is there anything specific I should look for..... Old Town- model name is Nantucket. 14'-9" long, 26&qu...
by specialk
Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham - Thursday, July 20
Replies: 17
Views: 14087

Re: Hingham - Thursday, July 20

Well, looks like I'll miss Hingham yet again,, My daughters boyfirend surprised us today..
He's a Marine and he's off to Afganistan in August....he's only home for 7 days and we want to make the
best of it.

Have fun, be safe!

Donna
by specialk
Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Recreational
Topic: Possible trips
Replies: 8
Views: 18972

Re: Possible trips

Johnnyboy, I am leaving for vacation this Sunday and will be gone for 2 weeks. I will have no access to email/internet and I don't have a fancy phone that does anything but make and take calls!! I would like to go but will need details. I can leave my cell #, that way anyone can give me an update on...
by specialk
Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:15 am
Forum: Recreational
Topic: Possible trips
Replies: 8
Views: 18972

Re: Possible trips

Awesome! Let me know when/where.....

Thank You Jordan.

Donna
by specialk
Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Recreational
Topic: Possible trips
Replies: 8
Views: 18972

Re: Possible trips

If this is a trip I could do without a spray skirt I'd like to try.

Thank You,

Donna
by specialk
Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham - Thursday, July 20
Replies: 17
Views: 14087

Re: Hingham - Thursday, July 20

Hi all, I will be there early tomorrow, I get out of work between 1 & 3. I will be going on a 2 week vacation starting Sunday and would like to get out there before then. I have yet to paddle the ocean and am interested in learning more about the harbor. Oz, I will be your paddle buddy if you li...
by specialk
Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pond Meadows, Braintree.
Replies: 7
Views: 8976

Re: Pond Meadows, Braintree.

I did paddle Pond Meadown today. It is very weedy and very buggy, tons of lilly pads. Small pond and full of all kids of creatures. There was a lot of activity under the water but couldn't get pictures of any of oit. I did get a picture of bird that I've never seen before....Maybe someone can identi...
by specialk
Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pond Meadows, Braintree.
Replies: 7
Views: 8976

Re: Pond Meadows, Braintree.

I must have deleted my last sentence...I didn't know Wampatuck had water, I remember not wanting to camp there because there was no swimming.
by specialk
Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Boston Harbor Inner Islands - Sunday Morning - 7/10/11
Replies: 7
Views: 9620

Re: Boston Harbor Inner Islands - Sunday Morning - 7/10/11

What a great report and the pictures are awesome!
by specialk
Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pond Meadows, Braintree.
Replies: 7
Views: 8976

Re: Pond Meadows, Braintree.

I did call Pond Meadows, and they told me there is access on the Braintree side and I can park beside the beach right at the water, sound sgood to me. I plan on going tomorrow after work, just after 1 p.m. Thanks for the tip to Google Earth, I am not good with technology so I may need some help with...
by specialk
Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pond Meadows, Braintree.
Replies: 7
Views: 8976

Pond Meadows, Braintree.

Hi all,

Wondering if anyone has paddled Pond Meadows Park in Braintree?

Donna
by specialk
Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home for 4th of July Weekend - Anybody Want to Paddle?
Replies: 6
Views: 7462

Re: Home for 4th of July Weekend - Anybody Want to Paddle?

I would be interested as well, but I don't have a spray skirt. I do have a bildge pump though!! LOL
Hope to see you there.

Donna
by specialk
Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Thursday 6/30
Replies: 11
Views: 12819

Re: Thursday 6/30

I will finally be able to get there and meet some of you and learn a few things.
Can't wait!

Donna
by specialk
Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday Night Hingham Paddle 6/23
Replies: 10
Views: 9078

Re: Thursday Night Hingham Paddle 6/23

Mother Nature has won again!
I hope the weekend will bring some paddling sun and fun!
by specialk
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday Night Hingham Paddle 6/23
Replies: 10
Views: 9078

Re: Thursday Night Hingham Paddle 6/23

Was hoping to if the weather is good.
I did find a spray skirt that might work with my kayak, I am picking it up today.
If anyone is going let me know, I live 2 miles from there so it's not a big deal for me to travel to.....

Donna
by specialk
Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sad, avoidable death.....
Replies: 1
Views: 3439

Re: sad, avoidable death.....

frank_ wrote:textbook case of what not to do... the list of bad decisions and lack of preparation are
astonishing.

http://bangordailynews.com/2011/06/20/n ... ock-point/



That is so sad.
by specialk
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Thursday Night Skills Sessions 2011
Replies: 35
Views: 30070

Re: Thursday Night Skills Sessions 2011

Once again work has won! Up until 4:30 I planned on attending tonight but will have to wait until next time. I am off call Monday morning and plan on meeting anyone who is in Hingham next Thursday. In the mean time I will work on getting myself used to my Kayak with small trips around home..... Have...
by specialk
Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Thursday Night Skills Sessions 2011
Replies: 35
Views: 30070

Re: Thursday Night Skills Sessions 2011

Oooooh, I see. Well as long as my phone stays quiet you can count me in.

Thanks Kate,

Donna
by specialk
Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Thursday Night Skills Sessions 2011
Replies: 35
Views: 30070

Re: Thursday Night Skills Sessions 2011

Morning all,

I plan on being there even though I'm on call.....
What is PPR?

Donna
by specialk
Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beginner Need Advice
Replies: 21
Views: 17861

Re: Beginner Need Advice

Afternoon all, If you are going to park at the Sunset Lake Beach parking lot you will need a resident sticker. I used to go there for lunch and read but have since been told I can't. There is also Whitmans Pond in Weymouth, this is where I got to know my new Kayak. There are a few places to put in i...
by specialk
Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: Past Trips
Topic: Massosoit State Park, Sunday June 12
Replies: 5
Views: 6929

Re: Posting Upcoming Trips - please include date

Carol Ann,

Are you still planning the Massosoit State Park, Sunday June 12th trip.
If you have patience for a "newbie" I would like to join you.

Donna
by specialk
Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday Night Hingham Paddles - Continued
Replies: 31
Views: 22028

Re: Thursday Night Hingham Paddles - Continued

And so the storm begins!!
by specialk
Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday Night Hingham Paddles - Continued
Replies: 31
Views: 22028

Re: Thursday Night Hingham Paddles - Continued

I'm anxious to get out there but I think I'll pass for tonight.
I hope the weather holds for everyone and have a beer for me!!
I will keep practicing and catch up with everyone soon.

Donna
by specialk
Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cape Cod part 1 Weds 8th June 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 6854

Re: Cape Cod part 1 Weds 8th June 2011

This is amazing, I can't wait to do a trip like this..

Donna