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Sue H.

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  1. Thanks Folks, keep the info flowing !
  2. Hi Everyone, NSPN's Board of Directors are looking for a well ventilated space (and heated during winter months?) to use for a boat repair workshop. I have been asking around and have not identified an appropriate location. A small barn, a detached uncluttered garage, a large workshop room with commercial ventilation etc. would work. If for example it was a small unheated barn, we might be able to rent a portable heater to make it work. Carl Ladd has told us he would be willing to conduct a hands-on boat repair workshop with a collection of member's boats. So, if you have a knowledge of a space that might work for the purpose of such a workshop, please let me know. Thanks for your help ! Cheers, Sue
  3. Hi Everyone, I was looking to have a leisure paddle tomorrow out of Odiorne and head south to Rye and return. Launch could be around 10, yet no later than 11am. Interested? Or if you already have something planned that I could join, please let me know. Cheers, Sue
  4. Actually our original plan was to cross in the passageway between the eastern side of Badgers and the western side of Seavey, in order to shoot down the western/southwestern side of Pierce toward Shapleigh Island, to the estuary of western New Castle. Since retiring its hard to recognize the significance of weekend days, long weekends, holidays etc. For me, I did not think ahead to the amount of boat traffic, the associated boat wakes combining with current, and the increased constriction between Portsmouth mainland and Badger (further increased by the large and long pier on the southeastern corner of Badger & the close-by bridge abutment...all of this impeding our ability to see the boat traffic moving in the Piscataqua River through Portsmouth Harbor). Sometimes when you have never been in a location before it can be difficult, or just a miscalculation (I'll speak for myself) when encountering a new water environment (to include the fact that this tidal river looks and behaves very differently throughout the tide cycle). Yes, continuing along the north side of Badger to the proximity of RN #4 and the bridge would have been a good option for crossing...less constriction and better visibility...and likely less confused water from dense boat traffic (thanks Paul for pointing this out !) Turning around, as we did, was also a good option, as adjusting one's plan on the fly due to conditions/newly acquired information in real time, is a useful tool. On the day of this trip, the increased density of boat traffic near downtown Portsmouth created a high risk environment and plan adjustment was prudent. A part of On-the-Water Incident Management is to anticipate not having an "incident" in the first place, so both plan adjustments described seem prudent to me. Conversely, an overly tight leash can restrict exploration and fun...Oh yeah, that balance thing we strive for in life ! Once again a good day to be on-the-water, a special thanks to Janet and best to fellow paddlers, John and Kate...and of course the class of swimming ponies and children !
  5. Sue H.

    Saturday Aug 31?

    Have a good time, I've made other plans!
  6. Sue H.

    Saturday Aug 31?

    Hi Janet & John & possibly Joyce? l’d love to join you. Won’t circumnav of New Castle be a very short trip ? Best Sue
  7. Thank you Joe & Bob for conceiving and thoughtfully executing these Wednesday lunch paddles...a grand success I’d say ! I look forward to any further Wednesday paddles that may be organized in the spirit of what has gone before. On a personal note, yesterday was my birthday, & what a great gift it was to paddle with friends. When I got home I found a surprise invitation from landlubber friends to come over for a birthday dinner ! What a wonderful day...feeling thankful. Cheers, Sue
  8. Hi Everyone, I am trying to reach Rob Lemmon and I do not have a Facebook account, nor want one, so I am having difficulty finding another way to get in touch with him at Maritime Day Tripping Inc. When I google his name and or business, I get directed to Facebook. Does anyone have another form of contacting him that you could share with me? Thanks, Sue
  9. Hi Jim, Largely I have tried to be a regular at these Wednesday paddles, however, tomorrow I'm heading north for 5 or 6 days. I'm assuming I'll be there next week. Enjoy, Sue
  10. Thanks for your input Dan. Actually for tomorrow, I was hoping to do the turn-around with the circumnav. of Straitmouth. The other stretch (Rockport to Thacher) was a proposal for another day, as the Lunch Paddles usually do not cover great distances. I wanted to ask folks about their preferences in advance, as even 12 miles seems farther than previous lunch paddles...other people usually have time constraints that I do not, or are just interested in shorter paddles. I'm always willing to go earlier and stay later than most ,and the longer distances are generally outside the 10:00 to 3:00 structure that Joe and Bob set for the lunch paddles.
  11. Hi Everyone, I know we will be discussing this at the launch, but wanted to express my interest in advance to get a feel for folks expectations (knowing a non-respondent to this thread might show). I am interested in going (NE)East out of Lanes Cove, around Halibut Point to Rockport...it may be too far for folks, but I wish we could continue past Gap Head and circumnavigate Straitsmouth Island. If not this time, maybe on another paddle, launching from from the Stone Pier in Rockport or other nearby locale and paddle that strip and continue south to Emerson Point and around Thacher Island. Best, Sue
  12. Once again Bob, an enjoyable and informative paddle, and trip report. Thanks to Bob and my co-participants for a fun day on the water ! Cheers, Sue
  13. Hi Jason, Would love to, but some of us that are going to Cpbscook in August are practicing our "Current" group skills Sunday in the Piscataqua River. Too bad, Five Islands is one of my favorite places...another time this summer ?! Cheers, Sue
  14. Hi Joyce, I am happy to co-lead this group level with you, or if the L1 and L2 group needs experienced paddler support, I can go with that group to assist. Cheers, Sue
  15. Hi Folks, I have to withdraw again this week ...I just received a text that the paving co., who was to supposed to install the driveway last week, is coming today. Disappointed about the paddle, but excited about the prospect of using the driveway and finally being able to pull into the new garage! Have a sun filled paddle, Sue
  16. Thanks for the clarification, withdrawing my interest, I've made other plans.
  17. Very interested and looking forward to hearing more about trip and dates of travel !
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