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Wed Lunch Paddle 7/19/23: Winter Island Park, Salem MA

Joseph Berkovitz

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WLPs are continuing! This one is for Wednesday July 19, and the plan is to explore one of our North Shore tidewaters: the Danvers River and its tributaries, a strange in-between space that includes salt water, parks, marinas, houses, light industry, the odd shopping mall and, of course, our local signature highway Route 128.  We're going to launch from Winter Island Park in Salem which requires a $10 parking fee. More specific details will be supplied to participants.

This trip will start later than usual to take advantage of 1:30 pm high water and avoid launching in mud/rocks. Let's meet up at 10:30 am with an aim to launch (butts in boats) around 11:00 am. The NOAA weather forecast as of right now is: W wind 5 to 7 kt becoming SSW in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Seas 1 to 2 ft. Air temp 75-80 F.

Trip is now full. Get on the wait list with this formhttps://forms.gle/XwVQHVhkn5piH88J7

As always, WLP trips are flexible and tailored to meet the interests and abilities of the group on any given day. However this one is not likely to be very demanding given the protected location: watching out for other boats will probably be the biggest challenge.

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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