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About Ken

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  • Birthday 12/25/1959

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    Medfield, MA
  • Interests
    Skiing, Ski Instruction, Gardening with native plants, Kayaking both sea and flatwater.

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  1. https://www.facebook.com/events/1702828193215782/ I've haven't had much to do this summer but watch webinars about plants. I haven't been to one by the Shoals Marine Laboratory yet but saw this one pop up. I thought it might be interesting to anyone who wants to know more about the environment they're paddling by. -K
  2. If only I hadn't trashed my quads and could sit in my boat for more than an hour. 😞 Nothing to do now except train train train, do one hour on the weekend on the river, and hope I'm in better shape for next season. -K
  3. https://boston.cbslocal.com/2020/09/23/maine-coronavirus-c-ovid-19-travel-restrictions-massachusetts/
  4. I can't find a post listing it. Can you provide a link or reply with description of condition and price. -Ken
  5. A friend of my upgraded from a rec kayak to a sea kayak and his 240cm paddle is waaaaaay too long. He's looking for a 210cm of about a Shuna quality plus or minus depending on price. He is in the Portland, ME area. If anyone has something that may fit the bill for sale, feel free to send me info and I'll forward it along. -Ken
  6. Gary, Thanks for leading last year at Stonington. That was great. Unfortunately, I won't be able to do a multi-day trip this summer, sore hip flexors. -Ken
  7. Hip flexors bothering me so I haven't been out since early July. Kinda a drag when I have plenty of time this summer, missing the Wednesday trips and the weekend skills sessions. Maybe a few weeks of PT and I'll be able to get back in a boat. -Ken Call me Ishmael. Some years ago—never mind how long precisely—having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen and regulating the circulation. Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off—then, I account it high time tozz get to sea as soon as I can. This is my substitute for pistol and ball. With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship. There is nothing surprising in this. If they but knew it, almost all men in their degree, some time or other, cherish very nearly the same feelings towards the ocean with me.
  8. I've read that you never should use any lube at all. When I get home, I rinse out both ends under the outdoor tap and on the button end, push the button a few times while rinsing. It takes 10-15 seconds and since I started doing that, I've never had a problem. Once I figured that out, very low maintenance effort.
  9. https://magicseaweed.com/Devereux-Surf-Report/4792/
  10. Do you know what route is more likely? Not sure which boat I'd bringing on whether it's more surfing or distance. --K
  11. The original Dark Shadows soap opera on TV in the 60s used a building at Salve Regina college down in Newport RI as the Collinwood mansion. Someone is looking for a place to do some sort of film project. This was one suggestion -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horsehead–Marbella -K
  12. I know someone looking for a place that fits the description below. What's killing me is I know of paddled by some place that fits this description but can't place it. Ideas? I am looking for an old, preferably Gothic, mansion on the coast - like, right on the water. Preferably on a cliff overlooking the ocean. Should be dated looking rather than modern-looking. Think late 1800s in appearance. The creepier, the better.
  13. That's likely beyond my level but I'd really love to do a level 3 in that area sometime. -Ken
  14. Parked today at Wilson Park in Kingston RI with my MA plate with no issue. Saw an NJ and an CT plate in the lot also. The most ironic thing is driving down to RI on I95, I saw four or five huge billboards in RI advertising a cannabis store in N. Attleboro MA. -K
  15. Need to cancel today. Have a head cold and I'm dragging and low on energy.
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