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L2 Paddle Salem Sound, Sunday October 6

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Is anyone up for a Level 2 paddle this Sunday from Sandy Point, Beverly east along the coast and possibly to Misery Island?

It looks like a beautiful day to be on the water: The forecast is for partly cloudy and a high in the 70's, and Breezy. High tide is 12:36pm.

The route is shown here: http://www.salemsound.org/KayakGuide/KayakBEVSandypoint.html

Sandy Point is also know as Tuck Point, it's on Water Street at LatLng 42.54013, -70.87802

Let's meet up around 11 am for an 11:30 am launch.

Let me know if you are coming; it would be sweet to be on the ocean again this season.

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The level guidelines are on the web site at http://www.nspn.org/paddle_levels.htm. A roll in not required, but experience recovering from a wet exit is.

Bob Levine, an NSPN board member who has extensive kayaking experience in Salem Sound offers this:

The trip looks fine as long as the chop/swell on the Beverly coast is one foot or less, and winds less than 10mph. I’ve taken very inexperienced paddlers on the same trip after assessing the conditions. If the wind and waves are over the L2 level, you need to find an alternate route and put-in. For example, Forest River is close by and very sheltered.

So, here is the back up put-in with some route options.

http://www.salemsound.org/KayakGuide/KayakSALforestriverpark.html

I appreciate you checking in about what's required. The ocean is beautiful and also dangerous if you get beyond your capabilities.

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NOTE: We are going to meet up at the Forest River Park in Salem (previously this was the backup location)

This is a more protected place. There's parking which makes things easier, too.

Here's the location in Lat,Lon:

42.507468,-70.88415

We'll meet up around 11 am for an 11:30 am launch. Rain or shine. (You might want to bring dry clothes to change into after the paddle, since there a 20% chance of rain, no lightning.)

Best,

Beth

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Hey Beth,

what time do we expect to be back at the launch site? Are we still intending to go out to Misery Island?

I'm just trying to plan the rest of my Sunday after the excursion.

thanks.

-keith

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Hi Keith,

I propose we paddle to Salem Willows Park, which is the blue trail on the Salem Coast Watch trail, land there and paddle back. I estimate we'll be back by 2pm.

best,

Beth

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