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May 04, 2022
This event began 05/04/2022 and repeats every week on Wednesday until 09/29/2022
NOTE: This is a general description for all 2022 Wednesday Lunch Paddles. Information/registration for each week’s paddle is posted on the Trips Forum, usually on the preceding Monday.
This series of paddles takes place on Wednesdays, and provides a regular midweek opportunity to get on the water. Most of the launches will be in the Salem Sound area, but we'll occasionally branch out to other spots in the vicinity. (Note: We have considered moving the paddle to other days of the week, but then the name "Wednesday Lunch Paddle" wouldn't make sense.)
Here is a description of a typical Wednesday Lunch paddle, mildly redacted:
Meet at launch location at 9:30. On the water and paddling at 10:00am. 1.5-2 hours of paddling to some location 1 hour of food, conversation, and relaxation 1.5-2 hours of paddling to return to launch Return around 3:00. These paddles are appropriate for independent paddlers with some ocean experience. The Wednesday paddles are cooperative adventures, not guided trips—however, we strive to share useful knowledge and tips as we go, and we try to adjust each trip to the desires and abilities of the group. Each participant is responsible for her/his own safety. Don’t assume the trip initiators are smarter, stronger, better at rough water, more attractive, or more skilled paddlers than you are. For more information, see this description of our trip philosophy from the NSPN web site.
Typically on the Monday before the trip, we will post specific information about the trip on the Trips Forum. The post's message thread can be used for RSVPs and other questions concerning the specific trip.
If you haven’t paddled with one of us before, please get in touch with one us via private message before signing up. Before departing for the launch location, please consult your favorite sources to determine wind, tide, and sea conditions, so you are aware of the trip environment for that day. All paddlers should have kayaks with deck lines and bulkheads, PFDs and spray skirts. Some paddles may also require cold water gear, especially in the shoulder seasons: always dress for immersion.
Each week's venue will be selected taking expected conditions into account. In general, the trip will only be canceled for extreme conditions and thunderstorms.
We look forward to you joining us for an enjoyable day of paddling and noshing! Please private message us with any questions you may have.
Your faithful trip organizers,
Bob Levine (@rylevine).
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May 04, 2022 11:00 PMAre you new to the club? Maybe you are a long-time member that hasn't paddled with us in a while. Join us for a discussion about being a participant on any of the many trips with NSPN. In this presentation, we can discuss among other things:
Various ways trip organizers set up registration (and why) How you can determine if the trip is right for you (look at Trip Levels web page ahead of time) What time do you need to be there? On the water - what you should expect from the group, and what they should expect of you? What is (was) CAM, and is it still around? Check out this web page for more info. Who's leading these trips, anyway? Who can post trips? You can post to the Trips/Events posting if you are interested in attending, and if there is another topic related to participating on trips you would like discussed. The link for this virtual discussion is posted to the NSPN Business forum (you must be a current member to access that forum).
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