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CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF INTEREST
NH-resident Sea Kayakers: Come to my neighborhood and enjoy the beautiful inland Contoocook River, launching @ CONTOOCOOK RIVER CANOE COMPANY, 9 HORSE HILL ROAD, CONCORD, NH. We will paddle upriver to Contoocook (Tooky) Village, enjoy lunch (PYO or Dimitri’s/EveryDay nearby) and distanced conversation, either on the grass or under the gazebo at the small park. After, we will paddle downstream back to our cars.
 
DATE: SUNDAY, JUNE 14
START: 9AM
END: ?
DISTANCE: ~12mi.
LIMIT: 6 (NH  RESIDENTS)
 
Participants agree to the following:
-must not have had exposure to any known-positive contacts for the past 2 weeks AND asymptomatic
-facemasks donned during launching/landing and public interaction
-I will ask for 1 volunteer to help me unload/load boats. You agree to wear disposable or reusable (dishwashing-type) gloves.
-bring personal cache of cleansing solution. My go-to: 1tsp bleach/1 c water, added to sealable container which contains rag/washcloth. Additional dry cloth for wiping bleach off gloves/debit cards
 
If committed to this trip, RSVP on the calendar event here

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This session will be held at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead, MA at 9 am. Due to the current public health situation, we are asking members who want to attend to please fill out the following form:  https://forms.gle/ibMgs3TUXqRRGavEA
Understanding the Ocean Environment: Get to know the features of the ocean environment you can see around you, and also the features you can not see. Relate these features to navigational charts, and to observations and predictions for weather, tides and waves.
Journeying in the Ocean Environment: Review basic safety considerations, take a brief journey on salt water, and check out the environment as we go. 
Read more about Skills Practice.

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This is our annual summertime social event which is always held at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead and finishes off with a pot luck party under the pavilion across the street at Devereux Beach (be prepared that it is almost always very windy and a bit chilly in the afternoon).  Parking at Riverhead should be free, but can be busy with dog walker, SUP rentals, and - oh yeah, a bunch of kayakers!  There is alternate parking at Devereaux, but be prepared to pay $15 for the day. 
Traditionally, we end up with multiple groups on the water doing different trips based on skills and experience.  Please review our Trip Levels as a guide line to which group you want to be in.  They are guidelines, not hard limits, so if you are unsure, just ask on one of the individual postings by clicking on the links as follows:
 - Level 1/2 Group (easy)
 - Level 3 Group (moderate)
 - Level 4 Group (advanced)

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This event repeats every week on Thursday for 14 occurrences


Come join us at Chebacco Lake in Hamilton on Thursdays at 5pm until sunset though the summer. Practice strokes, rolls, rescues, falling out of your boat, or just watching kingfishers.  Dress for immersion.  A wetsuit is warm enough in early season, and keeps down the bruises from climbing back into your boat ten times a night.
We meet at the boat ramp at the south end of the lake, and hang out in the cove to the left of the ramp. You can either get off 128 at Pine st (exit 16) and head north on the dirt road, or find Chebacco road off Rt 22 in Essex and avoid the dirt. No entrance fees. No rangers to kick us out at the end of the evening, but the mosquitoes do the job just fine.

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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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