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  1. Late notice of a few spots open on Jewell, FWIW.
  2. Glad to know there are some who remember the shared great times with NSPN paddlers over the years/decades! Mary B, Bill H, Truly Yours, Prudence B, Dave M, Rene B, Paul S, Barry M, Roger T; Lobster Buoy Campsites
  3. Said someone who might have taken a similar photo! Answers (including venue) in white, please.
  4. From L to R, name these Snapdragon scalawags. Bonus points for venue and first letter of last name.
  5. Me wonders if one of the secret components is silicone? g-a satisfied sea-lect hatch covers (all of which are tethered) customer
  6. Aside from sea kayaking, there are many benefits of being landlocked, including ready access to Mother Nature's bountiful offerings. Nonetheless, the recent "gifts" of 2, foot – plus snowstorms is "too much/too late," and I'm not a little knackered from snowblowing, shoveling, power outages, and logging. THIS TRIP IS WEATHER-DEPENDENT. Launch promptly @ 10am, ride the last of the ebbing river, and turn left, with destination of Cape Neddick Harbor as turnaround point (round trip ~11M). More details will be sent to attendees who have signed the NSPN waiver and RSVP'd on calendar event. Usual requirements for an ocean paddle, including drysuit; prepare as if you are doing a solo trip.
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    THIS TRIP IS WEATHER-DEPENDENT. Make sure you sign your NSPN liability waiver.
  8. Women's PFD and Men's NRS size 11 boots, please.
  9. Place your mouse cursor just beyond the clue, click/hold, then drag to the right, to highlight the answer(s). To write in white, type a sentence, word, or nonsense letters, highlight letters with mouse, then go here: Then choose the white box (color of text).
  10. For those of you who don't like playing guessing games, I've included the answers, in white.
  11. 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.
  12. 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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    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 added to 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.
  14. gyork

    Jewell 2024

    I'll add the postings to my to-do list, but for now I'll put a placeholder on NSPN calendar for the dates May 16-19, 2024.
  15. Not surprisingly, you've got the lead, Nancy. Nice work. #1. nm=M (International) Bonus: The long crossing outbound was from our S campsite @ #9. The lunch log (viz. on sat view, below) is 08°M, 0.5M from the obvious aid to navigation in photo.
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