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Jewell Island (Casco Bay) Camping, May 16-18


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From my understanding of Private Trip versus NSPN Trip, the planned kayak camping trip to Jewell Island is posted here under Private Trips, though, in fact it behaves more like a Public Trip, in that it is open to all, not just NSPNers. Anybody confused?

To clarify, I am posting as the facilitator/organizer/host, and NOT Trip Leader. The Common Adventure Model (CAM) will be adopted http://www.nspn.org/trip_participation.htm

The SUGGESTED itinerary is as follows:

FRIDAY: Arrive at Sandy Point Beach at Cousins Island (Yarmouth) on Friday, May 16, at 9:15am, for a 10am launch (HT-0935). CW Blaney Pt. to Chebeague Pt., to small cove, middle of Bangs I. for lunch, to C “5” between Cliff and Bates I., to Jewell campsite(s). Total Nautical Miles ~8

SATURDAY: Agenda TBD-bring your ideas for a day paddle (HT-1123). Last year we held an impromptu outfitting class after our hike to the towers, then headed out noonish when the winds subsided. Consider spending some time doing island cleanup at the Punchbowl, in support of Maine Island Trail Association. I’d be in favor of Ed’s suggestion last year, depending on weather and sea state, to paddle to Potts Harbor for a lobster roll/supper, and paddle back, glow-stick-attired, watching the near-full moon rise.

SUNDAY: Back to cars via ???? (HT-1107)

If you are committed to joining me please send me (gyork@crhc.org) the following information:

-Auto color, make, model, and tag# for registering with Yarmouth officials.

-Contact info, including cell, E’s, H,W phone, and permission to share with participants.

-Standard RSVP info, including a paddling resume if I don’t know you. http://www.nspn.org/how_to_sign_up.htm

Gary

Link to nautical chart: http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/13290.shtml

Link to tidal chart (Portland): http://www.maineboats.com/tide-charts/tides?t=maypt08

Link general weather forecast:

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findwe...=portland+maine

Links to marine forecast:

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/displayprod.php?pr...amp;versions=10

http://www.gomoos.org/waveforecasts/

Link to current/historical sea state: http://www.gomoos.org/data/recent.html

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From my understanding of Private Trip versus NSPN Trip, the planned kayak camping trip to Jewell Island is posted here under Private Trips, though, in fact it behaves more like a Public Trip, in that it is open to all, not just NSPNers. Anybody confused?

To clarify, I am posting as the facilitator/organizer/host, and NOT Trip Leader. The Common Adventure Model (CAM) will be adopted http://www.nspn.org/trip_participation.htm

The SUGGESTED itinerary is as follows:

FRIDAY: Arrive at Sandy Point Beach at Cousins Island (Yarmouth) on Friday, May 16, at 9:15am, for a 10am launch (HT-0935). CW Blaney Pt. to Chebeague Pt., to small cove, middle of Bangs I. for lunch, to C “5” between Cliff and Bates I., to Jewell campsite(s). Total Nautical Miles ~8

SATURDAY: Agenda TBD-bring your ideas for a day paddle (HT-1123). Last year we held an impromptu outfitting class after our hike to the towers, then headed out noonish when the winds subsided. Consider spending some time doing island cleanup at the Punchbowl, in support of Maine Island Trail Association. I’d be in favor of Ed’s suggestion last year, depending on weather and sea state, to paddle to Potts Harbor for a lobster roll/supper, and paddle back, glow-stick-attired, watching the near-full moon rise.

SUNDAY: Back to cars via ???? (HT-1107)

If you are committed to joining me please send me (gyork@crhc.org) the following information:

-Auto color, make, model, and tag# for registering with Yarmouth officials.

-Contact info, including cell, E’s, H,W phone, and permission to share with participants.

-Standard RSVP info, including a paddling resume if I don’t know you. http://www.nspn.org/how_to_sign_up.htm

Gary

Link to nautical chart: http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/13290.shtml

Link to tidal chart (Portland): http://www.maineboats.com/tide-charts/tides?t=maypt08

Link general weather forecast:

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findwe...=portland+maine

Links to marine forecast:

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/displayprod.php?pr...amp;versions=10

http://www.gomoos.org/waveforecasts/

Link to current/historical sea state: http://www.gomoos.org/data/recent.html

Gary:

Maybe just to clarify: For NSPN a private trip means that it IS open to anyone (including non-NSPN members) who meets the trip initiator's basic requirements. NSPN trips or events that are on the NSPN calendar are open only to paid NSPN members, unless it is otherwise specified. For example, the New to Sea Kayaking workshop was open to the public in general, but was an official NSPN event. It will be a bit confusing as we make the transition to CAM.

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Count me in. I plan on launching from near my house at the Cribstone bridge on Orr's Island and joining up at Bang's Is. or perhaps intercepting you along the coast of Chebeague. Anyone interested in launching with me and parking at my house is welcome.

Roger Turgeon

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QCC 600--Teal over white

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