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  1. The eye witness accounts made it sound pretty hair raising.
  2. Oh, this makes more sense. So, the perhaps she was expected in Chatham, presumably getting there by car?
  3. On the Carole Madru story. I was out paddling the same day, on Nantucket Sound - so not precisely the same location, but pretty darn close (about 6 miles away). I don't know what happened to her, but the air temps were warm, and the day was mostly calm, but the wind really picked up late in the afternoon. Water temps were about 55 deg F. The 50 mile drift onto the point where her body was found was odd. The newspaper reports gave a street address, which made it look like the body rounded the north tip of the outer Cape, and then into P-Town Harbor. State Police, apparently, were/are investigating. There was also a fatality off York, ME, last weekend: https://www.pressherald.com/?p=5454914
  4. I do have measures of the winds for each of these, but they're from an anemometer on the roof of my house. Since I'm on a bluff, the effect of height and the funneling of winds up the bluff tend to skew the readings high. I have a hand-held anemometer, and I'm going to re- calibrate to surface readings.
  5. Hi, All - I'm starting a thread, which *may* (or may not) be interesting. This is something familiar - you pull into a parking lot, ready to paddle, and you look out on the water and assess the conditions, including the wind. There's some judgement of "this is easily manageable" or "this is dicey" or "OMG, I'm not going out in that". But, there's also communication about what you *think* the wind speed is to others- in knots, mph, or the Beaufort scale in Forces. I made (and am making) a set of videos from the same location at different wind speeds, and I want to see what people think the wind speed might be, and also their assessment of paddling in it. For reference, these are all taken looking south at Nantucket Sound, always with the wind coming from the south to the south shore of Cape Cod. The waves are fetch limited for the biggest winds, with Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard blocking ocean swells, so what you see is the product of wind over about 20-30 nm of water. So, here's the first: First wind video
  6. Gary asked me about this via e-mail, and I'm just checking in. One thought is that it's a submerged kettle that was once exposed when sea levels were lower. What is the bottom like there? Sediment or rocky? If rocky, that might eliminate a scour, and if it's mucky sediment, that might eliminate a kettle hole.
  7. Josko - I frequently paddle along the coast and up the Herring River (Dennis), and when I get to the marshy section, had a bunch of green flies attack me. They seemed particularly bad this season. So, yup, in Cape Cod. [been wanting to go around Monomoy, haven't had the time to set it up]
  8. The 22 degree is the minimum scattering angle. Ice crystals are hexagons, and the math works out with the index of refraction that the scattering angle of 22 degrees is the smallest, and also there's a broad minimum there for a variety of incident angles, so a lot of the light 'heaps up' close to 22 degrees.
  9. Here's a link to the two talks. Sorry to take so long to get it posted up, I've been busy with lectures. https://drive.google.com/open?id=10CNIniVPJTQlEM7_GBlqz1wF9HuzTb4d
  10. As far as I'm concerned - yes, there will be a break for lunch. So probably 10:30, break at 11:15 or so, back to it at 11:25 - maybe until 12:30 at the latest. Lunch Reconvene 1:00 (?) . Talk 1-1:45, break, reconvene at 1:55, talk until 3 PM. That's just a rough estimate.
  11. Thanks! I've been out there on large sailboats, so that makes sense - farther out allows the traffic to fan out more.
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