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Lane's Cove, Gloucester, Wed July 3rd, 2024 10AM Launch


Dan Foster

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Britta Magnuson and Dan Foster will be leading a paddle out of Lane's Cove on Wednesday, July 3rd.

(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 8 paddlers to avoid parking problems. Carpooling encouraged.

Let's meet up at 9:30 am with an aim to depart around 10:00 am. The long-term NOAA weather forecast is: S wind increasing to 12 kt in the afternoon. Air temp 65-75 F. We will post an update on weather, wind, and sea conditions closer to the day of the paddle.

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 9:55 am.

If conditions allow, we will paddle around Halibut Point to Bearskin Neck in Rockport.

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: This is an L2 trip.

What You Need to Bring:  Kayak with bulkheads, a spray skirt, and deck lines. PFD, paddles, hat or helmet, dress for immersion, sunscreen, lunch, snacks, and water.  There may be rock play opportunities; please bring a helmet if you intend to go near the rocks.

NOTE: This trip is a cooperative adventure, not a guided trip. 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. 

Prior to signing up, please PM one of us if you have questions or if you haven’t paddled with one of us before.

June 29: Trip is full, waitlist is full.

July 1st: WSW wind 5 to 8 kt becoming SSE 8 to 11 kt in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Seas around 1 ft.

Register with this formhttps://forms.gle/kwhyJ9aZ8uQb3osV7

Hope to see you there!

Edited by Dan Foster
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