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by norm
Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skill session or open water paddles June 2022
Replies: 5
Views: 1520

Re: Skill session or open water paddles June 2022

Okay, nobody seems interested this week so I'll do something else this evening...
by norm
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skill session or open water paddles June 2022
Replies: 5
Views: 1520

Re: Skill session or open water paddles June 2022

Anybody planning to go to Long Pond? The weather forecast improved.
by norm
Sun Jun 19, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skill session or open water paddles June 2022
Replies: 5
Views: 1520

Re: Skill session or open water paddles June 2022

I'm ready. Would have joined Anna and Jordan last Saturday but was too busy.

Looks like weather for this week may start off the season with rain like last year but if the forecast changes, I will try to attend.

Norm
by norm
Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skill : September 2nd 2021, Long Pond.
Replies: 3
Views: 3577

Re: Skill : September 2nd 2021, Long Pond.

Ok then, since it seems like nobody is interested, I guess I'll bow out also for this week.
by norm
Wed Sep 01, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skill : September 2nd 2021, Long Pond.
Replies: 3
Views: 3577

Re: Skill : September 2nd 2021, Long Pond.

It looks like the rain may be done in Plymouth tomorrow afternoon. Do we still want to try for a skills session if the rain stops? I may still be interested in attending since I would like to practice a roll or two as well as a heel hook self rescue. (I prefer practice in nice fresh water versus sal...
by norm
Sat Aug 21, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Kayak Shop Going Away - Newbury
Replies: 1
Views: 2333

Another Kayak Shop Going Away - Newbury

I was just looking at the Newbury Canoe and Kayak website and noticed that they are about to drop kayaks and switch to specializing more in canoes. Here is the notice copied from their website: New Direction Dear friends, It's time for a big change! We've decided canoes are the future and it is time...
by norm
Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Casco Bay Sea Kayak Rescue - 8/7/2021
Replies: 0
Views: 2586

Casco Bay Sea Kayak Rescue - 8/7/2021

I heard that there was a rescue needed of a sea kayaker in Casco Bay over the weekend from Ken. I didn't know that it was captured on video till I saw that Al had put a link to the video on Facebook. I think the video of these experienced paddlers shows the importance of having rescue skills and sta...
by norm
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday night paddle July 29
Replies: 6
Views: 4844

Re: Thursday night paddle July 29

Nice paddle tonight.
by norm
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday night paddle July 29
Replies: 6
Views: 4844

Re: Thursday night paddle July 29

I plan to be there. I like PPPP rather than the noisy Stars if the weather is nice.
by norm
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skill july 22nd long pond
Replies: 7
Views: 4585

Re: Skill july 22nd long pond

I'll be there and Sharon is coming with me to hang out trespassing on that private beach.
by norm
Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thursday July 15
Replies: 3
Views: 3627

Re: Thursday July 15

Not sure if I want to paddle with Ken from this thread or Joy on the other thread? I guess Chip will be in both places. See you Thursday Chip.
by norm
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills Thursday july 8th
Replies: 3
Views: 3157

Re: Skills Thursday july 8th

Joy - It's good to be optimistic!

I'd like to get back on the water after too long a break, so I'll try to think positive and come out if there's a window of good weather Thursday. Looking forward to testing out my sore back muscles without commitment to a trip...
by norm
Thu Jul 01, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Thursday night july 1st Hingham Harbor
Replies: 3
Views: 2979

Re: Thursday night july 1st Hingham Harbor

Good call Joy.
by norm
Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills night June 24th
Replies: 6
Views: 4684

Re: Skills night June 24th

I can't make it. Hurt my back earlier this week.
by norm
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Notices for topics you have subscribed to
Replies: 9
Views: 7185

Re: Notices for topics you have subscribed to

Thanks for fixing the problem Pat. Seems to work fine now. Please tell us if this is now costing you anything. Some of us would like to help with the expense.
by norm
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills night June 24th
Replies: 6
Views: 4684

Re: Skills night June 24th

I'll be there. Thanks for checking the pond Joy.
by norm
Tue May 25, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Notices for topics you have subscribed to
Replies: 9
Views: 7185

Re: Notices for topics you have subscribed to

Did changing emails work? I have had the same problem...not getting emails from forums I am subscribed to.
by norm
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free to paddle weekdays
Replies: 0
Views: 3006

Free to paddle weekdays

If anyone is making plans via cell phone messages this spring and wishes to include me, be aware that my cell phone number has changed. I'm starting to send out text messages to people in my contacts list, but will likely miss a lot of people since my listings are a mess after merging contacts from ...
by norm
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills Oct 1st?
Replies: 16
Views: 14368

Re: Skills Oct 1st?

I'm not going to make it to Plymouth tonight after all. I had a tree come down in the storm yesterday and I want to spend the evening cleaning up the yard so I can play outside with my grandson while babysitting tomorrow.
by norm
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills Oct 1st?
Replies: 16
Views: 14368

Re: Skills Oct 1st?

Do you meet at the boat ramp there? I'm seeing 210 Clark Rd. if I google the address. Yes, that is the correct address. Pull onto the boat ramp area when you arrive to unload your boat and gear and then move your vehicle to the big parking lot. I usually unload my gear onto the sidewalk beside the ...
by norm
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills Oct 1st?
Replies: 16
Views: 14368

Re: Skills Oct 1st?

I will probably be there (also work permitting) and Sharon may come late if she's not too exhausted from babysitting grandchildren.
by norm
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Thursday 9/24
Replies: 7
Views: 8385

Re: Thursday 9/24

Two boats on my car but not sure I can make it to Plymouth today due to work. We might just head to Hingham if work runs too late. Won't know till last minute.

Norm
by norm
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What todo on Thursday Sept. 17th?
Replies: 7
Views: 9576

Re: What todo on Thursday Sept. 17th?

Joy - next time I see you, remind me to give you the 2 carabiners you want - they are in my orange dry bag that I always have with me for storing my car keys. I still need to take a look at my box of charts to see if I have anything useful for you to use in the Keys. I'm pretty sure I have a couple ...
by norm
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: What todo on Thursday Sept. 17th?
Replies: 21
Views: 18159

Re: What todo on Thursday Sept. 17th?

Make that six and seven for skills. Sharon and I will be there if my car gets fixed ok. I didn't make it home from Plymouth on Saturday - had to be towed from Bridgewater. But, it seemed like it is just the alternator, so hopefully it'll be fixed on Monday.
by norm
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What todo on Thursday Sept. 17th?
Replies: 7
Views: 9576

Re: What todo on Thursday Sept. 17th?

It's low tide at 5:56pm on Thursday this week and it's a -0.8ft low, so I'd vote for skills in Plymouth this week.

Norm
by norm
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills dept. 3rd
Replies: 17
Views: 14622

Re: Skills dept. 3rd

I'll be there this afternoon, but Sharon will not be coming with me - she's not feeling well since Tuesday. Definitely not Covid - tested negative. Symptoms more in line with vertigo and she's going to the doctor today.

I will probably be arriving at around 4:30.
by norm
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: New Skills To Try
Replies: 5
Views: 6619

New Skills To Try

For those of us working on skills every other Thusrsday and looking for new things to try and master, here are a couple videos on things that we should try while the water is still warm. Re-enter and roll, Scoop Rescue and Hand of God rescue. I don't think the Hand of God rescue is realistic except ...
by norm
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham 8/27 4:30pm
Replies: 7
Views: 8869

Re: Hingham 8/27 4:30pm

I've been lucky in avoiding thunderstorms 3 times in the last 6 days and I'm not feeling too lucky for today so I am not planning to go to Hingham tonight.

Norm
by norm
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham 8/27 4:30pm
Replies: 7
Views: 8869

Hingham 8/27 4:30pm

The weather forecast is not looking too promising for paddling in Hingham this week, but lets keep an eye on the weather and see if we can squeeze in a nice evening paddle if things improve. Since this is likely to be an open water paddle, please keep the following in mind if you plan to attend: Wet...
by norm
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Aug 20th 2020 skills night
Replies: 14
Views: 12055

Re: Aug 20th 2020 skills night

PPPP is Post Paddle Parkinglot Picnic. Bring a snack or dinner for hanging around after paddling if you'd like. We also mask up when not on the water or eating and maintain social distance.
by norm
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Aug 20th 2020 skills night
Replies: 14
Views: 12055

Re: Aug 20th 2020 skills night

Planning to be there and bringing Sharon along. The 2 of us went there last Tuesday and practiced rescues for a few hours. We even did an unintentional "all in" drill where both of us were out of our boats. Lots of fun till you try to roll and forget to use your nose plugs. :shock:
by norm
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham 8/13 - 4:30pm
Replies: 8
Views: 8691

Re: Hingham 8/13 - 4:30pm

Finally had a calm Thursday night in HIngham. We were able to go out and around Bumpkin, Grape and Slate Islands and when we got back into Hingham Harbor, the tide was right for a side trip into Mill Pond at the entrance to World's End. At the far end of Mill Pond we spotted a Bald Eagle. Total mile...
by norm
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham 8/13 - 4:30pm
Replies: 8
Views: 8691

Re: Hingham 8/13 - 4:30pm

Thanks for the info, Norm. I do rivers and I have done open areas in the rivers with wind and little waves, but I haven't done any sea kayaking. I'll need to go to practice sessions. Valerie I hope you can join us for a skills session. You'd be surprised how much you may need to learn to be safe in...
by norm
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham 8/13 - 4:30pm
Replies: 8
Views: 8691

Re: Hingham 8/13 - 4:30pm

Hi, Are you still going tonight? The hour by hour weather looks cloudy. I would like to go. I just bought a sea kayak and have not used it yet, so I don't know if I can do the long loop. Where do you meat to launch? Valerie Valerie - this would not be a good choice for your first trip in your new s...
by norm
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham 8/13 - 4:30pm
Replies: 8
Views: 8691

Hingham 8/13 - 4:30pm

I've seen a couple votes in emails for paddling in Hingham on Thursday this week. The weather forecast looks very good so maybe we can make it out and around Bumpkin for the first time this year! Maybe even circle over and around Slate and Grape Islands to make a full evening out of it. Bring along ...
by norm
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills night on Aug 6th 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 5582

Re: Skills night on Aug 6th 2020

I'll plan to be there, but not till about 4:30. Not retired just yet...
by norm
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skill on July 23rd 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 21317

Re: Skill on July 23rd 2020

Rachel, My opinion is not to let the weather people control your life when there is just as much potential for clear weather as there is for some scattered storms when there is the safety of getting out of danger quickly. In other words, since we can get out of the water pretty quick if we see the s...
by norm
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skill on July 23rd 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 21317

Re: Skill on July 23rd 2020

I will not be posting a mid-week trip this week. Not sure if Bea will.

Sharon and I will becoming to Long Pond Thursday but will not arrive till about 4:30.
by norm
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Skills and Training
Topic: Skills - Hanson - 7/16 - 4:30pm
Replies: 3
Views: 5087

Skills - Hanson - 7/16 - 4:30pm

Last minute decision by regulars to have a skills session at Hanson this week instead of paddling in Hingham. Tide was fairly questionable for Hingham this week anyway.

Lets do a PPPP - parking lot post paddle picnic again too.
by norm
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hingham 7/16/20 4:30pm?
Replies: 3
Views: 5533

Re: Hingham 7/16/20 4:30pm?

Since the majority of regulars paddled in Hingham on Wednesday and would like to do a skills session on Thursday, we decided that we will not go to Hingham for the Thursday evening paddle and instead will be going to Camp Kiwanee in Hanson this week.

I'll create a posting on the Skills forum.