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  1. There is clearly enough interest, so I put this trip on the calendar. Please sign up there. Liz
  2. Sunday, October 9 sunset at 6:12 PM (Nautical twilight 7:13 PM) moonrise at 6:20 PM low tide: 5:32 PM high tide: 11:50 PM Launch Location: "The Greasy Pole" - boat ramp at the downtown end of Stacy Boulevard. The plan is to launch at 4 PM, and paddle for a couple of hours before the moon rise. The route will be based on conditions. Possibilities include: 1) paddle out the west side of Gloucester Harbor, past Norman's Woe to Magnolia for a short break. Watch the moon rise out of the ocean on the way back. 2) noodle through the harbor, land at lighthouse beach (just past the Annisquam yacht club), walk out to the end of Dogbar breakwater to watch the moon rise out of the ocean. Return to boats and paddle back. (Note: It likely will be VERY cold on the breakwater.) 3) paddle straight out Gloucester Harbor, around Dogbar breakwater to Brace's Cove. Watch the moon rise out of the ocean. Paddle back. (Note, the landing spot will have lots of boulders.) But wait, there's more! Come early to walk the boulevard and see the dazzling dahlias. Watch the first video: https://generousgardeners.org/ Stay late and have a great meal right across the street at Yella https://www.yellaonthewater.com/menu-gloucester (This is where I discovered MOROCCAN SHAKSHOUKA.) They will be closing the following weekend so it may be crowded. I'll send a group text to those who sign up to get a headcount to make the reservation. Liz
  3. After the delightful full moon paddle at MDI, we should do it again. Sunday, October 9 sunset at 6:12 PM (Nautical twilight 7:13 PM) moonrise at 6:20 PM low tide: 5:32 PM high tide: 11:50 PM Launch Location: "The Greasy Pole" - boat ramp at the downtown end of Stacy Boulevard. The plan is to launch at 4 PM, and paddle for a couple of hours before the moon rise. The route will be based on conditions. Possibilities include: 1) paddle out the west side of Gloucester Harbor, past Norman's Woe to Magnolia for a short break. Watch the moon rise out of the ocean on the way back. 2) noodle through the harbor, land at lighthouse beach (just past the Annisquam yacht club), walk out to the end of Dogbar breakwater to watch the moon rise out of the ocean. Return to boats and paddle back. (Note: It likely will be VERY cold on the breakwater.) 3) paddle straight out Gloucester Harbor, around Dogbar breakwater to Brace's Cove. Watch the moon rise out of the ocean. Paddle back. (Note, the landing spot will have lots of boulders.) But wait, there's more! Come early to walk the boulevard and see the dazzling dahlias. Watch the first video: https://generousgardeners.org/ Stay late and have a great meal right across the street at Yella https://www.yellaonthewater.com/menu-gloucester (This is where I discovered MOROCCAN SHAKSHOUKA.) They will be closing the following weekend so it may be crowded and we'll need a head count to make a reservation. Post interest here. Liz
  4. Sorry, Debra, but my plans have changed. I'll be arriving Friday mid-morning. Liz
  5. I just spoke with Lobster Buoy. I'll be arriving Thursday evening and they said I could camp at the group site. I'll pay the private rate for that night. If anyone else wants to arrive then, let me know. I also asked about a cooking grill. We can build a fire in the fire ring and get a rack to place over it at the office if one is not there. Showers require quarters. Liz
  6. This https://goodmorninggloucester.com/2022/08/11/boat-parade-of-lights-info-sheet-3/ is a lot of fun to watch from kayaks. You can launch at the Greasy Pole boat ramp and hug the shore all around the harbor, with no need to ever cross the channel. LOTS of boats so you would not be able to cross the channel safely. I did this years ago, but will be in Montana so I can't go this year. Liz
  7. Family mourns kayaker from Mass. who drowned in Vermont lake By Emily Sweeney and Danny McDonald Globe Staff, Updated April 20, 2022, 4:39 p.m. Aidan Connolly, 27, of Roslindale died while kayaking in Vermont. One of two Massachusetts men who drowned Tuesday after their kayak overturned in a lake in Vermont was remembered by his family as “the greatest son you could imagine” who was “all about happiness.” Aidan Connolly, 27, of Roslindale, was kayaking with Nicholas Samuels, 29, of Weston, He lived in Roslindale Square in a condominium he bought two years ago and before that lived with his family in Brookline and West Roxbury. While he was a student at Brookline High School, he played baseball and ran cross-country, Connolly said. Connolly said Aidan was one of three children. He had two older sisters, Marjorie and Nora. His mother is Nancy Kelleher. “The most accurate thing for me to say about Aidan is that he was the greatest son you could imagine,” Connolly said in an e-mail to the Globe. “When I think of Aidan, I think of his wonderful smile and of the joy that was at the core of his being — and the joy he brought to others. He was all about happiness and being in the moment. Remembering his smile and his eager happiness brings us comfort at this terrible time.” Members of the Samuels family could not be reached for comment by the Globe. In a statement to WCVB-TV, the family said Nicholas Samuels was a graduate of Wayland High School and the University of Colorado at Boulder. “Nicholas’s time on Earth was tragically cut short. He was a vibrant 29 year-old intellectual and outdoorsman who loved life and lived it to its fullest,” the statement said, which is posted to the WCVB website. Seymour Lake is in Morgan, a town with a population of 638 in the northeast corner of Vermont. Aidan Connolly, 27, of Roslindale, was kayaking with Nicholas Samuels, 29, of Weston, on Seymour Lake Tuesday morning when treacherous weather caused the water to become choppy, with significant ice and slush. A witness saw Connolly and Samuels trying to swim to shore, but they went under the water and did not resurface, according to Vermont State Police. Connolly worked at Tesla since graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he was a pitcher on the club baseball team, according to his father, Robert Connolly. Authorities said the pair had set out in a single kayak from a protected cove where the conditions on the open lake were not apparent. The weather got worse while they were on the water, with increasing rain and strong winds, police said. Morgan resident David Bullock, who has lived on Seymour Lake for 15 years, said Tuesday’s weather was like a hurricane. “We’ve never seen the wind blow more extreme than it did yesterday,” Bullock said. “It looked like the ocean out there, with whitecaps.” Bullock said the spot where Connolly and Samuels entered the water was calm. But once they got out on the lake, they would have been fighting fierce winds to get back, he said. “It’s very sad,” he said. “Everyone here is so upset about it.”
  8. My nephew just sent me a copy of this: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/489888.The_Frozen_Coast great gear list in the appendix. We are going to Antarctica in Dec. 2023 and will kayak and camp, but not this route! Liz
  9. sorry I can't be there after all. Liz
  10. my boat is down on my rocks, so I may be paddling around just then and see you on the water. Liz
  11. Rats. I had the time wrong. I'll miss it. Liz
  12. BTW, if you are 62+ you can get a Senior Lifetime pass for $80: America The Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass That is good for parking at Odiorne so you only pay the $1 processing charge when you reserve. You can get one at the entrance to Plum Island. Liz
  13. what Karen said. I'm booking my parking reservation on the assumption I'll be with you! Liz
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