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God placed danger and the abyss in the sea, but He also made it Heaven's mirror. - Fernando Pessoa, Poet Laureate of Portugal

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 on: February 03, 2019, 01:34:41 PM 
Started by Gary - Last post by Gary
Hi Folks,

We had a great turnout last month and we are looking forward to another great session next Sunday, February 10th. Because we had such a great turnout last time the pool was a little too crowded. I will need to ask everyone to RSVP to me at gpbranch@verizon.net if you plan to attend the next session. Depending on the number of participants I may need to split the time into 2 1 hour sessions.   

One note: We had some kayaks empty their leaf stores in the pool. If that happens again we may lose access to the Y's facility. Allow me to reiterate; Please be sure to check and double check your boats before you get to the Y because unfortunately I will now need to check every boat before it goes in the building.

Location and other details on this link: http://www.ricka.org/news.html

 on: February 03, 2019, 11:00:31 AM 
Started by Brenda R - Last post by Emile
I'm afraid that I've come down with a bad cold and won't be able to make the hike today. Have fun everyone.

 on: February 02, 2019, 01:16:28 PM 
Started by Brenda R - Last post by Brenda R
Emile, glad you can join and thanks for checking about the trailhead since there are multiple options.

I suggest we meet at the 112 entrance. Some directions are below. (I think the Old Mill Road entrance is just south of the 112 entrance)

From I-95, take exit 3-Route 138 East. Continue to the intersection with Route 112
Bear right onto Route 112 and continue south through Richmond. Continue through the intersection with Route 91 and over the railroad bridge.

To the Route 112 entrance:Watch for the preserve sign on the right. A short dirt road leads to the parking area.

 on: February 02, 2019, 08:43:19 AM 
Started by Brenda R - Last post by Emile
I should be able to make it. Meeting the the parking lot area at old mill road?

 on: February 01, 2019, 04:28:51 PM 
Started by Wfournier - Last post by Wfournier
Meadow Brook Pond Fishing Area Richmond on route 91. Ice is 6 inches and smooth. Chilli, hot chocolate, and a camp fire. Bring your hockey stick if you have one. Starting at 11am Saturday Feb 2nd.

 on: February 01, 2019, 10:11:09 AM 
Started by FredF - Last post by JSharlin
Yes.... (as a monday morning quarterback), If the guy goes into the rock/ surf zone it would be beneficial to have a roll or have friends nearby to assist with rescues. Also if he held on to his boat ( deck lines ) the boat would have protected him from the rocks and provided buoyancy which is helpful in rough waters.
- Jon

 on: January 31, 2019, 09:05:27 AM 
Started by FredF - Last post by FredF
This video speaks for itself. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfhWOJmfdAc&fbclid=IwAR3rNM-yuvZFdyQbCvO7AYxh_RdkrEjOUOOkSc_15VdqJMVYylDRACuCZhc

 on: January 30, 2019, 12:47:36 PM 
Started by Brenda R - Last post by Brenda R
We will be hiking on Sunday 2/3 at 1:30pm at Francis Carter Preserve. Hunting season will be over so we don’t need orange. There are several loop options, and we will be home in plenty of time for the Super Bowl.


 on: January 26, 2019, 04:38:14 PM 
Started by Tim G - Last post by Tim G
Hi Folks,

Good work today.  Continue to practice - if you can get to a shore line near you with a chart - practice taking bearings on features to identify your location on the chart - practice working from magnetic bearings to true bearings and vice versa.  Send along any questions.

 Here are the references that we talked about at today's session

synoptic weather charts:  https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/#page=ovw - lots of info here - I like to use the Fronts tab to look at the synoptic forecast over time.  Note times are Zulu time - 12:00 Zulu = 7:00 Eastern

NOAA marine forecast: https://www.weather.gov/box/

Wind guru: https://www.windguru.cz/23024

We didn't talk about other sources of environmental info today, but there is a network of bouys that provide wave and wind conditions off shore - NERACOOS is the organization: http://www.neracoos.org/realtime_map - we'll talk about this next time

also you can get surf info from Magic seaweed: https://magicseaweed.com/New-England-Surf-Forecast/21/

The two books are referenced in an earlier post.  I highly recommend Ferraro 2007 - it covers what you need to navigate as a kayaker.  Eldridge can take a little time to get comfortable with - so work with it a little bit.

See you on Feb 23rd.



 on: January 26, 2019, 08:17:51 AM 
Started by Brenda R - Last post by Brenda R
Thanks for your replies, Tony and Emile. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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