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Wed. Lunch Paddle: 7/31/19 @ Odiorne Point, Rye, NH

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NSPN Wednesday Lunch Paddle #14 takes place July 31, 2019.

We will meet at Odiorne Point, in Rye, NH, at 10:00am. I believe that there may be a launch fee at Odiorne this season, so please be prepared will a little cash. 

HT 11:13am, LT 5:03pm. Marine zone forecast, SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers. Air temps predicted to be in the mid 80s, water temps in the high 60s. There is a chance of afternoon thunderstorms, so we will plan accordingly.

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! 

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Hi Jeff,

Sounds great except Weather Underground is predicting scattered thunderstorms starting at 1 PM Wednesday.  Boston is isolated thunderstorms starting at 2 PM. Radio just said the thunderstorms would start much later in the day Wednesday!!  So guess we need to stay tuned!

By the way, the tall ships (not sure how many) are in Portsmouth this weekend. There are paddles with other groups later in the week but I think we are just before the rush.

Al

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Al, I have also seen a few different forecasts in reference to the weather. Let’s monitor the forecast for the next few days. There are a variety of paddles we can do from this launch, so if it looks like storms could move in earlier in the afternoon we can chose a shorter option and try to be back at the launch a bit earlier.

The first of the tall ships arrives mid day on Thursday, 8/1. Others will be arriving over the weekend.

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Jeff, I apologize.  Just noticed the small print in your original post mentioning the possibility of T-storms. Sure hope it works out.

 

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The weather and route determined by the group will determine what time we are off the water, however I think it’s safe to say we should be back at the launch no later than 4:00. The forecast for afternoon t-storms could very well have us off the water much earlier.

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Looks like everyone is in agreement. 9:00 launch it is. The latest weather forecast shows possible t-storms hitting the NH seacoast area anytime after 2pm.

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After all this unfortunately I will not make it tomorrow. Have a great time. 

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Hi Jeffand All

I can't go tomorrow. I am working but have been lucky to go so much. Thank you all.

Have a wonderful paddle!🚣‍♂️🚣‍♀️🚣‍♂️🚣‍♀️🚣‍♂️

Sue

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I should be there for 9.

BTW tides are good for a loop around Gerrish. About 12 miles. 

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