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Jewell I. Getaway #16, May 16-19, 2024


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Level 3 trip that especially welcomes new kayak campers, and a reunion for those of us who don't see each other often enough. Here's a great opportunity for paddlers who would like to try kayak-camping without the pesky bugs (beware of ticks!). This will be the 16th (almost) annual trip to Jewell (NSPN’s first “annual” camping venue), which has multiple campsite options and latrines. We typically have 10 or more (2016=record of 19!) paddlers, but an upper limit has not been established. The Common Adventure Model (CAM) will be adopted.

The SUGGESTED itinerary is as follows:

THURSDAY or FRIDAY: Arrive at _____ (multiple launch site options, with each pod working out details privately) on Thursday or Friday, May 16 or 17, in plenty of time for a ______am launch (HT is @ 625 and 723, respectively). If you are new to kayak camping, you may need extra time packing your boat, so plan on arriving no later than 2h pre-launch. Friday has been typically celebrated with an evening pot-luck smorgasborg, for those who wish to contribute/participate.

FRIDAY/SATURDAY: Agenda TBD-bring your ideas for a day paddle or island activities. Prior trips have included Whaleboat/Little Whaleboat, Potts Harbor (food), Greens, Eagle, Great Diamond, geocaching, Jewell's WW1 and WW2 military installations, and general camaraderie/gourmet foods around the campfire.

SUNDAY: Back to cars via????

Minimal skills to participate include wet exit, self and assisted rescue, and previous experience in ocean paddling with conditions of wind up to 15K, waves to 2 feet, and crossings up to 2.0M. If you would like to join this group of friendly paddlers, or have any questions about this trip or camping in general, Private Message (PM) me. When you can commit, please RSVP on the NSPN calendar HERE. This trip is now full. Please send me a PM if you would like to be included on the waitlist. As a participant, Miss Manners expects you to have recently signed the NSPN liability waiver (HERE), and agree to reply to all E-conversations in a timely fashion.

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Hi Gary. So glad to see this post. For info, can you please comment on what makes this a level 3 trip, rather than a level 2? Thanks!

 

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1 hour ago, Deborah Walsh said:

.......what makes this a level 3 trip, rather than a level 2? 

Minimal skills to participate include wet exit, self and assisted rescue, and previous experience in ocean paddling with conditions of wind up to 15K, waves to 2 feet, and crossings up to 2.0M (original post edited).

Though not typical, we've had occasions of either being stuck on-island, or failure to join another paddler, due to wind and waves and/or fog putting the kibosh on plans.

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