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  2. Paul Sylvester

    Greenhead flies

    You have salt marshes, sand dunes and no Greenheads? Not sure I buy that and the jury is still out.. Need further data..
  3. josko

    Greenhead flies

    On the Cape, we don't have greenheads, but we got sharks. Anybody want to trade?
  4. Valley Etain 17.5 expedition-style kayak, $1,800. Southeastern, NH, email me at [email protected] Lightly used and well cared for, hasn’t been in the water for two years and always stored inside. Lots of storage space, great boat for kayak camping. Includes deck compass and paddle britches. Boat was built in March 2011 and bought new June 2012. For model details, go to: http://www.valleyseakayaks.com/our-kayaks/composite-models/etain
  5. Joe, My schedule is clear thus far. I'm determined to make this one.
  6. O People of the Paddle, heed our call! NSPN Wednesday Lunch Paddle #13 (sorry triskaidecaphobics, we don't skip that number) takes place on July 24, 2019. Bob is away this week, but I am back from California and it's good to be home again. We will meet up at Riverhead Beach, Marblehead at 10 am. The launch location has been determined scientifically, by analyzing the fact that I will not have a car at my disposal. It appears we will enjoy some of the best summer weather, with temps around 70 F, light easterly winds and partly sunny skies. Seas 1' or less. LT is 11.06a @ 1.1 ft, so there will be some carrying or beach driving when we put in, but with the neap tide it's by no means the worst that Riverhead has to offer. Let's meet at 10 am sharp, and ready to launch around 10.20 am. Then we'll have a beach briefing, make a plan together based on what people feel like doing, and get on the water, hopefully around 10.30 am. Many different kinds of trip are possible if the forecast holds up. This trip doesn't have a specific level: we'll determine the route based on who shows up, what people want to do, and what the environment wants to do. All properly equipped members are welcome: please bring rigged boats with deck lines, bulkheads, spray skirts, and dress for immersion. NOTE: The Wednesday Lunch 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. A waiver/float plan will be created at the launch, so there's no need to commit in advance. It's always 100% OK to show up, decide you don't like the conditions or the trip, and opt out. If you're interested in coming, it's nice if you let us know by posting on this thread. There is no calendar entry for this particular trip. Other conversation (including stating your interest in going) can also happen on this thread. Looking forward to seeing you there! 
  7. Marshall

    Greenhead flies

    During the Blackburn, they were quite insistent at the place I was staying on Jeffery's Neck Rd. in Ipswich. Woodsy, reedy, marshy sort of terrain around the place.
  8. JRL

    Greenhead flies

    My itchy legs are very envious! 😉
  9. Jim Snyder

    UPDATE Gear for sale:

    I no longer need the tow belt as I found mine hiding in a bin. This is a nice towbelt, Seals stuff is made in America I believe, someone should snap it up.
  10. prudenceb

    Greenhead flies

    A week ago, nary a greenhead there...
  11. Last week
  12. Alex Debski

    UPDATE Gear for sale:

    UPDATED pricing! Looking to sell this stuff
  13. JRL

    Greenhead flies

    They were fairly obnoxious at the Odiorne boat launch yesterday. Not a problem once on the water.
  14. Wonderful, Liz. I agree you can’t go wrong! See any polar bears?
  15. josko

    Marine Charts (Nova Scotia)

    gotrekkers.com FWIW we found topos more useful for paddling. 1:50K for picking landing sites, 1:250k for everything else. But Martin can set you up with any Canadian chart or map. If you get the waterproof ones, you don't need a chart case.
  16. Jim Snyder

    Marine Charts (Nova Scotia)

    I found this: https://www.nauticalchartsonline.com/charts/CHS/Atlantic Unlike the NOAA charts you don't seem to be able to download the pdfs for use.
  17. eneumeier

    Cancelled. Sunday sunset paddle 7/21

    I totally get it. Liz
  18. Joseph Berkovitz

    Cancelled. Sunday sunset paddle 7/21

    Hi Liz What a nice sounding idea. But with the extreme heat I am just not up for car topping and boat carrying today. I think I might need to just stand in the water with a drink in my hand... tomorrow sounds like better weather thank goodness.
  19. DaveBergsbaken

    Marine Charts (Nova Scotia)

    I'm planning several day trips in various locations in Nova Scotia (e.g. Cape Breton - Meat Cove to White Point and areas nearby, Antigonish, and Cape Chignecto). I'm finding it difficult to track down navigation charts for these areas (online or otherwise). Any recommendations for locating charts with sufficient detail for day trips and planning out courses to navigate?
  20. I was supposed to be in Wellfleet but plans changed. So, is anyone up for a sunset paddle this evening out of Lanes Cove or Gloucester harbor? I'm going swimming instead. Liz
  21. Thanks for the memories, Pru. My Norway trip was farther north, starting in Bodo and paddling across the arctic circle. I think Norway is like Italy: plunk down anywhere and you can't go wrong. I had posted a trip report but could not find it. This was the trip: “Crossing The Arctic Circle” Exploratory Expedition 2000 10 days. July 4 - 13. $1,950.00 For the first time Crossing Latitudes will offer an exploratory expedition south of the Arctic. This allows us to paddle across the magic latitude of 66°33’, the Arctic Circle! It can’t be more exciting than this. According to fishermen and friends in Norway the coast of Helgeland is a paddlers paradise. Come and join us explore this wild archipelago with thousands of islands. Paddle by some of the largest pelagic bird rookeries in Norway and visit small coastal fishing villages. The Svartisen Glacier, Norway’s second largest, is an awe inspiring landmark along our route. Liz
  22. eneumeier

    WTB used Greenland paddle

    I have 2 Malones I never use, in Gloucester, near Lanes Cove. Liz
  23. midtempo

    Greenhead flies

    I just paddled there. I can confirm that there are greenhead flies in the Jones RIver and Annisquam River areas. Actually if you stick to those two rivers you won't encounter them. You may encounter them if you venture into the creeks in that area.
  24. Tswanick

    NDK Greenlander Pro Elite $1300 OBO

    Nice ride indeed, did well for me but I have been unable to feel as confident with skeg on the ocean as the rudder I am used to. I want it to go to someone who will give it its due. I am not sure of the exact weight. The year is 2001 per the last two of the HIN: 01. Nice shape from apparently not a lot of use. Happy to have you come look if you're near, thx, T
  25. Paul Sylvester

    NDK Greenlander Pro Elite $1300 OBO

    Tempting as I miss the one I sold and you are near me... Nice ride. What is the weight on this one and year? thxs
  26. midtempo

    Greenhead flies

    It is a full moon lately and *supposedly* that makes a difference because it may flood their eggs with the highest tide.
  27. midtempo

    Greenhead flies

    Thanks for the heads up folks. I am still going, but I may cancel early if they end up really bad. I will be mostly staying near the Long Wharf landing. I will also use the Skin So Soft bug repellant formula, which I know Crane Beach sells to beachgoers and some people claim it works.
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