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Wed Lunch Paddle 6/14/23: Lanes Cove

Joseph Berkovitz

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This week's WLP is on Wednesday June 14. We're going to launch from Lanes Cove in Gloucester. (Google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/MzJfE2KFieVsYJ2w7).  Park in the small lot at the end of Andrews Street. There is no fee. The trip will be limited to 6 cars or fewer to avoid parking problems.

Let's meet up at 9:30 am with an aim to depart around 10:00 am. The NOAA weather forecast is: SW wind 5 to 8 kt becoming SSE 8 to 11 kt in the afternoon. A chance of showers, mainly after 2pm. Seas around 2 ft. Air temp 55-60 F.

Register with this formhttps://forms.gle/tD156HCVd21GnbN98

You can get tide information, charts and weather forecasts for the area from Floating Trails:  The tide will be falling all day from a high around 9 am.

As always, WLP trips are flexible and tailored to meet the interests and abilities of the group on any given day. Given the wind change we could ride the wind and ebb around Halibut Point to Rockport for a post-lunch tailwind back to Halibut. Or stay on the west side of Cape Ann, check out the lighthouse, and see if the ebb is doing anything at the mouth of the Annisquam.

To join the trip you must be a paid-up NSPN member, and have signed the club participant waiver for this season. Your signup information will only be shared with other members on the trip.

Trip level: WLPs do not have a specific level. All properly equipped members are welcome: please bring boats with rigged deck lines, bulkheads, spray skirts, and dress for immersion

NOTE: The Wednesday Lunch Paddles are cooperative adventures, not guided trips. We encourage paddlers to make their own independent decision about their comfort level with conditions and plans at the time of the paddle. 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. 

Please PM me if you have questions or if you haven’t paddled on one of these events before.

Hope to see you there!

Joe Berkovitz

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