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  1. rylevine

    Isle of Shoals trip - see new posting!

    Paul, I'm interested. Keep me posted. Thanks. Bob
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    Wed. Lunch Paddle #17: 8/28/19 @ Lanes Cove (LAST IN SEASON)

    I'm in, and will post more WLPs in the fall. - Bob
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    Wed. Lunch Paddle #15: 8/14/2019 @ Nahant Beach

    Joe, Thanks for excellent report! Agreed: Egg, Saunders, Castle, and East Point ledges were great but the Quads and Subterranean were the stars. The Twins (lowermost pair of the Quads) were wide and inviting, but with a surprising push. The third and fourth of the Quads require even higher water - week after the Autumnal Equinox; Wed, 10/2 has 11.5 feet at 2:28pm?...The Subterranean is so named because at lower water the overhang on entry from the NE end feels like a cave. Also, the geology of East Point is so unique and beautiful - reminiscent of the Bold Coast - that a earth-focused name for the slot is appropriate. Jim, Thanks for the pictures. Thanks to all the participants on the Wednesday Lunch Paddle #15! Bob
  4. NSPN Wednesday Lunch Paddle #15 takes place August 14, 2019. We will meet at the Nahant Beach and Playground Beach House at 10:00am. The parking lot is on the right off the rotary at the intersection of Lynn Shore Drive and the Lynnway. It is at the base of the causeway that runs out from Lynn to Nahant (PM me for further directions). After meeting we will determine alternative parking and nearby put-ins if the lot is full or beach too rough. HT 11:45am, 73F air, NNE wind 8 to 11 kt. A slight chance of showers. Seas around 1 ft. MSW at noon is showing 1-2 foot, 2.5 foot @ 5 sec primaries. 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. There are several options to paddle from this launch so we will plan as a group based on conditions and skill level. 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! 
  5. Great paddle. Trip report attached. Thanks to all the participants. - Bob Trip report 7_10_2019_Lanesville to Rockport.pdf
  6. Friends, Romans, Paddlers, NSPN Wednesday Lunch Paddle #11 takes place on July 10, 2019. Put In: Lanesville, Gloucester, MA. If driving north on Rt 127, take a left onto Duley Street right after the Lanesville Package Store, and drive down to the water. There are two put-in options in the cove that we will consider on meeting at the end of Duley Street. PM me if you need further directions. 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. Current forecast is variable winds less than 5 kt becoming SE around 6 kt in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas around 1 ft. High tide is 6:14am. 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. 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 have any questions, or if you haven’t paddled with Bob Levine before, please get in touch with @rylevine by private message before the event so we can touch base! 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. Trip reports and a note on Boston Harbor currents attached. Thanks to all the participants. Bob Trip report 7_3_2019_Boston Harbor Paddle.pdf Current_vs_Tidal_Range_Boston_flood.pdf Trip_report_4_14_2018_Quincy_Houghs_Neck_Nav_Paddle_ebb_posted-1.pdf Trip_report_5_19_2018_Quincy_Houghs_Neck_Nav_Paddle_flood_posted.pdf
  8. Friends, Romans, Paddlers, NSPN Wednesday Lunch Paddle #10 takes place on July 3, 2019. Put In: Winthrop Boat Ramp (which is same address as the Winthrop Ferry Dock) : 707 Shirley St, Winthrop, MA 02152 https://www.google.com/maps/place/Winthrop+Boat+Ramp/@42.3664929,-70.9732619,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89e36fb0ea8b99b1:0x1fd35956f732876c!8m2!3d42.366489!4d-70.9710732 Parking: Our parking is immediately on the left as you enter the large parking lot from the street anywhere before the public boat launching ramp. Closest to ramp is best. Signs indicate those spots are reserved for public launching. Nice little beach for launching starts about 20 yards feet from car. No change unless you use the ramp ($5). Facilities: Nice, clean public rest rooms across the parking lot in the Ferry Terminal. Enter from right side. 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. Current forecast is variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. Seas around 1 ft. Temps around 80F. High tide around 12:30pm. 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. 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 have any questions, or if you haven’t paddled with Bob Levine before, please get in touch with @rylevine by private message before the event so we can touch base! 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!  Edited June 24 by rylevine
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    7/3/2019 - Wednesday Lunch Paddle @ Boston Harbor

    Paul, We usually paddle until 2:30-3:00. On the water around 10:30am. Bbo
  10. Great Paddle. Thanks to all participants. Trip report attached. - Bob Trip report 6_26_2019_Hampton River_v6.pdf
  11. Friends, Romans, Paddlers, NSPN Wednesday Lunch Paddle #9 takes place on June 26, 2019. This week's installment launches from the Rt 1A put-in at Hampton Harbor (On the left side driving north just before the 1A bridge. There is a large parking lot and bathrooms.). 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. Current forecast is variable winds 5 kt or less. Partly sunny. Seas around 2 ft. Magicseaweed for Hampton Beach is showing 6 second 2.5 foot primaries and about 80F. Low Tide is at 1pm. 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. 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 have any questions, or if you haven’t paddled with Bob Levine before, please get in touch with @rylevine by private message before the event so we can touch base! 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!
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    6/26/2019 - Wednesday Lunch Paddle @ Hampton Harbor

    Sue, I just saw this. Just to be clear (less unclear?) the south side of the parking lot is at 210 Ocean Blvd, Seabrook, NH 03874. It is showing an establishment called the Scoot-n-Around. If you are driving north you will see this on the left side of Rt 1A which is Ocean Blvd. If you have hit the bridge then you've gone too far. Bob
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    Solstice L4 Group - June 22

    I'm in. Bob
  14. Great paddle. Thanks to all the participants. Trip report attached. Bob Trip report 6_19_2019_Riverhead to North Gooseberry_v4.pdf
  15. Friends, Romans, Paddlers, NSPN Wednesday Lunch Paddle #8 takes place on June 19, 2019. This week's installment launches from Riverhead Beach in Marblehead (https://goo.gl/maps/BmdjdwqgS8Wb6y2dA). 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. Current forecast is for variable winds less than 5 kt becoming ESE around 6 kt in the afternoon. A chance of showers, mainly before 4pm. Seas around 1 ft. 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. 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 have any questions, or if you haven’t paddled with Bob Levine or myself before, please get in touch with @rylevine or @Joseph Berkovitz by private message before the event so we can touch base! 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!
  16. Thanks to Jim and Jeff for participating on the Wednesday Lunch Paddle in Nahant Bay. Trip report attached. - Bob Trip report 6_12_2019_Puritan Rd Swampscott to East Point to Egg Rk to Dread Ledge_v5.pdf
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    Si Tech neck system

    Jim, Very interesting. This could be a game-changer if it works. Looking forward to hearing about it. Thanks! Bob
  18. Friends, Romans, Paddlers, NSPN Wednesday Lunch Paddle #7 takes place on June 12, 2019. This week's installment launches from Puritan Road in Swampscott. 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. Please respond to thread if attending, and I will PM the address (it is a house). Depending on number of participants we may run a short shuttle to Kings Beach. Current forecast looks like WNW wind around 6 kt becoming SSW in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas around 1 ft. HT 7:45am LT 1:53pm. Magicseaweed is showing at most 2 foot seven second primaries from the SE. We will assess the beach to determine if surfing is viable. Lunch will be around East Point in Nahant. Visits to Saunders Ledge, East Point Rocks, and Egg Rock are possible. 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. 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 have any questions, or if you haven’t paddled with Bob Levine or myself before, please get in touch with @rylevine or @Joseph Berkovitz by private message before the event so we can touch base! 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!
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    6/12/2019 - Wednesday Lunch Paddle @ Nahant Bay

    Al, I'll PM you and others the address on a separate thread. The launch point is across from Sculpin Rd. Bob
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    6/5/2019 - Wednesday Lunch Paddle @ Riverhead Beach

    I'm in. - Bob
  21. Dear NSPNistas, This post announces NSPN Wednesday Lunch Paddle #5, on May 29. This week's edition will meet at Pavilion Beach in Gloucester near the Greasy Pole. The trip will be geared to the desires of the participants, and launch location may be adjusted so on-time arrival is required. The forecast is for 10kt E wind (as of Sunday). Temps expected in the 50s F, with rain. 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. Manchester tides: HT - 8.08a; LT - 2:14p. With the water temp barely cracking 50 F, please bring drysuits. As usual, fully rigged boats with deck lines, bulkheads, spray skirts are necessary to make this a safe trip. 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 have any questions, or if you haven’t paddled with Bob Levine or myself before, please get in touch with @rylevine or @Joseph Berkovitz by private message before the event so we can touch base! 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!
  22. Forecast for winds shifted N and NNE, so should be easier to find wind shadows. NOAA spot forecast around Norman's Woe. Similar along Eastern Point: Wednesday N wind 8 to 12 kt. Scattered showers, mainly before 8am. Patchy fog before 9am. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
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    Wednesday Lunch Paddle 5/22/19: West Beach

    I'm in. - Bob
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    5/15/2019: Wed Lunch Paddle III

    Thanks for the report and pictures. These Wed paddles are working out well! Thanks to Joe for starting them (inspired by a similar BASK program around San Francisco). I'm attaching my addendum for the side trip to Manchester Harbor. Joe and I have been accumulating trip reports to eventually enter into a catalog of rock gardens for kayakers, hence the discussion of the Ram ledges. People are welcome to send us their experiences on New England gardens and ledges for the manual. One thing we've noticed is the magnification of swell on the south east side of Great Misery and then into the Gut. This direction points outward to the open ocean and there is a possible concentration from wrapping around Whaleback. There could also be a sharp 30 foot ledge, but that condition exists elsewhere. Another area of anomalous swell enhancement is between Marblehead Rock and Neck. Anyway, looking forward to this week's Wed mid-day paddle! - Bob Trip Report 5_15_2019 Riverhead to Manchester Harbor.pdf
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    5/8/19: Wed. Lunch Paddle @ West Beach

    I'm in. Bob
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