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This event repeats every week until 09/30/2020


NOTE: This is a general description for all Wednesday Lunch Paddles. Information/registration for each week’s paddle is posted on the Trips Forum.
This series of paddles takes place on (surprise!) 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.
Here is a description of a typical Wednesday Lunch paddle:
Meet at launch at 10:00. Beach Briefing at 10:20. On the water and paddling at 10:30am. 1-1.5 hours of paddling to some location 1 hour of food, conversation, and relaxation (a/k/a LUNCH!) 1-1.5 hours of paddling to return to launch Return around 3:00. These paddles are appropriate for independent paddlers with ocean paddling experience.  The Wednesday paddles are cooperative adventures, not guided trips. 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.
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 picnicing! Please private message us with any questions you may have.
Your faithful trip organizers,
Joe  Berkovitz
Bob Levine (@rylevine).

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COVID PRECAUTIONS STRICTLY ADHERED TO PLEASE
Level 3 trip that especially welcomes new kayak campers, and a reunion for those of us who don't see each other often enough. Here's a great opportunity for you paddlers who would like to try kayak-camping without the pesky bugs (beware of ticks!). This will be the 12th annual trip to Jewell, which has multiple campsite options and latrines. We typically have 10 or more (2016=record of 19!) paddlers; an upper limit has been set @ 16.
The Common Adventure Model (CAM) will be adopted
The SUGGESTED itinerary is as follows:
Th or FRIDAY: Arrive at _____ (multiple launch site options, with each pod working out details privately or on NSPN Message Board under "trips") on Th or Fri, Oct 1 or 2, in plenty of time for a ______am launch (HT-1144 (Th); 12N (Fri)). If you are new to kayak camping, you may need extra time packing your boat, so plan on arriving no later than _______. 
SATURDAY: Agenda TBD-bring your ideas for a day paddle or island activities (HT-0722). Prior trips have included Whaleboat/Little Whaleboat, Potts Harbor, Greens, Eagle, Great Diamond geocaching, Jewell's WW1 and WW2 military installations, and general camaraderie/gourmet foods around the camp fire.
SUNDAY: Back to cars via ???? (HT-1323).
If you would like to join this group of friendly paddlers, or have any questions about this trip or camping in general, Private Message (PM) me. When you can commit, please RSVP on the calendar and PM the following information to your specific pod organizer, when that has been sorted out, close to event:
-Auto color, make, model, and tag#.
-Contact info, including cell, emergency contact and permission to share with participants.
RSVP preference given to original (May) cast of characters.

gary

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This L3 trip of 12+ nautical miles will be led by myself and Bob Levine from Winthrop Boat Launch to the Boston Harbor Islands, looking at interesting geological and historical features while we enjoy the beautiful setting. 
Please click on the link below to view the full post with details and a link to register:
 

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Trip details can be found here:
 

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Saturday evening, 10/31
Sunset: 5:37 PM
Moonrise: 5:58 PM
Low tide: 6:03 PM
Launch at 4:00 PM from the greasy pole boat ramp or the Rocky Neck parking lot, over the rip rap. Beach briefing and route CAM discussion at 3:30 PM. 
Gloucester Harbor to Brace Cove or Kettle Island. If it is too windy to go outside the harbor, we would stop at Lighthouse Cove, climb up onto Dogbar, walk to the end to watch the moonrise. 
Finish the evening at The Studio on Rocky Neck or Yella on the Water on the boulevard (if they are still open).
Small craft warning obviously cancels this trip. Drysuits required. Costumes optional but encouraged. Be creative with your mask. 🙂
Liz

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