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Solstice L3 Group - June 22

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This is our annual summertime social event which is always held at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead and finishes off with a pot luck party under the pavilion across the street at Devereux Beach (be prepared that it is almost always very windy and a bit chilly in the afternoon).  Parking at Riverhead should be free, but can be busy with dog walker, SUP rentals, and - oh yeah, a bunch of kayakers!  There is alternate parking at Devereaux, but be prepared to pay $15 for the day. 

Traditionally, we end up with multiple groups on the water doing different trips based on skills and experience.  Please review our Trip Levels as a guide line to which group you want to be in.  They are guidelines, not hard limits, so if you are unsure, just ask here.  This group would be the moderate bunch, looking to venture on a bit of a journey without doing a lot of miles or getting into rough conditions.  We do require a minimum of a sea kayak (must have active flotation such as bulkheads or float bags), paddle, PFD, sprayskirt, and personal comfort (lunch, water, sunscreen, appropriate clothing, etc).  Additional safety equipment would be preferred, however if you are lacking something (life jacket, spray skirt, kayak, etc), please post what you might need and we will see if someone has one you can borrow for the day.

The discussion in this thread should include when everyone should be completely ready to launch, at which time a group discussion (aka "beach briefing") can begin - maybe 10:00am?  Needing to manage getting ready during or after the beach briefing can be distracting and cause unwanted delays for the group.   It is important that everyone is ready to go at the start of the meeting, so allow yourself enough time to get ready beforehand.

Please post the following if you are interested in attending this pod:
 - What equipment you might need or confirm what you have
 - If you can not arrive in time to be ready when needed
 - If you need to leave before the proposed return time
 - What you want to get out of the day

 

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Interested. I have appropriate equipment, can come and go at whatever times the group decides, and want to have a great day paddling. 

 

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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

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Please keep me in the loop. Will be at Cobscook Maine all next week so not a lot of cell service.  

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On 6/6/2019 at 4:45 PM, Karen Volkman said:

Please keep me in the loop. Will be at Cobscook Maine all next week so not a lot of cell service.  

Karen, cell service just fine in Cobscook!

 

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I'll be there and am happy to help with any pod as needed. Look forward to reconnecting with you all!

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I have all the equipment for this trip. No issues with the timing as long as they are posted a day earlier.
 - What you want to get out of the day <<< PAddle PAddle PAddle :) good challenge.
Note I had not seen this posted so I asked question for the L1/L2. I like to attend this L3 trip.

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Looking forward to seeing everyone Saturday morning around 9am. Assuming beach brief around 10am. I'm staying at an airbnb in Marblehead so just let me know if you guys want to leave earlier. I don't see any big conditions yet for Saturday but of course it's still a little early.

Am debating wetsuit versus drysuit. Anyone paddled in the area recently? 

Is there a googlesheet somewhere to enter name boat etc.?

 

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I'm a strong maybe. Which group I paddle with may depend on whether my wife comes. She is a strong paddler but doesn't have as much experience in conditions as I do.

Update: I had the date wrong (though it was on Sunday). My wife is on call on Saturday so I'll be there alone and will paddle with L3 or L4.

Edited by David Burgess

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I have all necessary gear, and look forward to it. As this will be my first time on the ocean this season, I am looking mainly for time in the boat to shake off the rust. 

A 10:00am beach breifing sounds like a good start to the plan. The viability of destination options should come into focus on Thursday when the weather predictions are 48 hours out.

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I'll be there either with L3 or helping with L1/2 depending on route choices and where help is needed.

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My kayak is on the car's roof and I expect to paddle with L3 or L4. Wayne will be coming with me, probably paddling with L4. We have all necessary equipment. Looking forward to a nice day on the water.

 

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A few pics from Solstice paddle and L3 trip

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