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Meetup details changed: Kayak the Squamscott River to Downtown Exeter, NH - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Casual-K­ayakers/events/187849312/ When : Sunday, September 21, 2 Todd Aug 31, 2014 5:15 AM
The Angle Oar - I was asked to share the following with you. Hi Todd, My name is Meg McCall. I live in San Luis Obispo, CA and am a member of several Meetup groups there. I have a favor to ask. Over the last year and a half I've been working on manufacturin Todd Aug 9, 2014 7:53 AM
Sea kayak expedition presentation - The following message is being forwarded on behalf of Richard Howe, President of the Safe Passage Foundation.  A few of us got to hear Deborah Walters speak this past spring about her journey at the Paddle Sports show, and she is quite an amazing pers Todd Jul 30, 2014 9:54 PM
Meetup details changed: casual easy afternoon paddle - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Casual-K­ayakers/events/195409792/ When : Saturday, July 19, 2014 Debra S Jul 18, 2014 9:14 PM
Re: [CasualKayakers] Ipswich Road Launch (Bradley Palmer), Topsfield - Brendan, Thanks for your information on where to park. Given all the snow that we had this year do you think that river will be navigable the the 2nd weekend in August?                 � David Jul 10, 2014 8:48 PM
RE: [CasualKayakers] Ipswich Road Launch (Bradley Palmer), Topsfield - I am from Ipswich. You will want to unload on the river side, but park on the forest side perpendicular to the road. If you fill up that area then you can pu Brendan Jul 9, 2014 11:05 PM
Ipswich Road Launch (Bradley Palmer), Topsfield - I would like to lead a trip on the Ipswich River in August but instead of starting a David Jul 9, 2014 10:05 PM
Concord River Paddle July 4 - Hi; The kayak trip is on for July 4, (weather permitting). We will launch at 11 am from my home on the Concord River. The address is 1 Pinewood Ave, Billerica, MA 01821. Arrive around 10:30 to prepare your own kayak for launching or to fill ou Ed. O Jun 30, 2014 11:19 PM
Meetup details changed: Contoocook River Canoe Co. on the water demo day - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Casual-K­ayakers/events/175084182/ When : Sunday, May 18,[masked] Auntie B. May 16, 2014 6:12 AM
short notice Tulley river paddle - hello everyone on this beautiful day Fiona and I paddled the Charles river peninsula Saturday in needham nice day the water was a lil high and a lil more current than normal but a very good paddle. so being I have the day off today I am going to paddle John K Apr 21, 2014 7:39 AM
kayak ID stickers/inflatable PFD's -   Hi Kayakers,   Well I think springtime hasn't been forgotten after all, but it has been a long winter hasn't it. I'm looking forwar Todd Apr 5, 2014 8:57 PM
New England Paddle Show - Remember the day is about YOU - schedule it according to your interests and likes. Now here comes the butt - I know by 2pm ishhhh some of you might be starving  / thirsty so we thought it would be FUN to head over to the Cataqua Public House a Auntie B. Mar 27, 2014 8:07 AM
camera and video use -   Fellow kayakers,   An issue has come about today regarding the use of a video camera on an event posted to the Casual Kayakers cale Todd Jan 17, 2014 8:08 PM
Meetup details changed: Brew Tour 3 Manchester Edition - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Casual-K­ayakers/events/155520812/ When : Saturday, February 22, Todd Jan 8, 2014 8:13 PM
Meetup details changed: Brew Tour 2 - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Casual-K­ayakers/events/155519102/ Todd Todd Jan 2, 2014 8:31 PM
Meetup details changed: Ride the Downeaster Black Friday Moonlight Madness Train to LL Bean $5 each way! - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Casual-K­ayakers/events/151331852/ When : Thursday, November 28, Todd Nov 17, 2013 9:29 AM
A Winter Weekend in Maine - The full listing for this event has now been postedFor more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Casual-K­ayakers/events/147977602/ When David Nov 3, 2013 1:51 PM
Space for another person to spend the weekend on Winnipesaukee - Casual Kayakers, All the spots for the NH weekend are taken however I am willing to make room for another person if they are willing to take me and my kayak up there as well.  I have a 14 ft Wilderness Tsunami and a kit with David Sep 10, 2013 8:29 PM
River Ruckus Festival Sept 7th ,2013 ( Haverhill Ma ) -   Although this is NOT an official Casual Kayakers Event - I thought it worth whi Auntie B. Sep 2, 2013 12:42 PM
Sunday's Chebbacco Lake training had to called off - The Rescue Skills session on Chebbaco Lake this Sunday had to be cancelled because we did not get enough people to register with Salem Kayak, however they have a class coming up to  develop rescue and first aid skills at their Winter Island site David Aug 2, 2013 9:25 PM
Rescue Skills training on Chebbaco Lake in Hamilton on Sunday - A chance for some one on one training on how to right a kayak Kevin and Gillian Beckwith, owners of Salem Kayak, will be our coaches. This will be a rescue training event. We will lear David Jul 29, 2013 9:06 PM
Rescue Skills Practice Session -     Just a reminder that next Saturday August 3 rd we will have a Rescue Skills Practice Session at Cochituate State Park Natick, MA. This will be hosted by John Todd Jul 27, 2013 9:43 PM
Policy updates, kayak availability -   To all Members of the Casual Kayakers Meetup Group, The Casual Kayakers Meetup group seems to be one of the fastest growing recreational kayaking group in Massa Todd Jul 25, 2013 6:56 PM
Meetup details changed: Rescue Skills Practice Session at Cochituate State Park Natick, MA - I've updated this Meetup to include details on venue, date, time, kayak rental information, suggested donation, etc. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meet Todd Jul 17, 2013 1:12 PM
Re: [CasualKayakers] Reminder - Great policy......now that is true leadership! Catherine Foley On Jul 8, 2013, at 17:34, Todd < Cathy F. Jul 8, 2013 6:34 PM
Reminder - To all members, Over the past several weeks there have been nearly a hundred new members who have joined the Casual Kayakers Meetup Group.  For this reason I feel I need to resend the following which was part of a message sent out last month.� Todd Jul 8, 2013 5:34 PM
Special Offer -   Groupon has an offer out now for "Boating in Boston" boatinginboston.com that is 1/2 off season's pass! $119 for the summer unlimited rentals & half of any guests! David Jun 17, 2013 10:55 AM
some reminders -   With the kayaking season well under way I thought I'd send out a few simple reminders.   Leave all your valuables secur Todd Jun 6, 2013 6:50 PM
20% discount on Spot Pond's Rentals - Casual Kayakers, Boating in Boston has offered us a 20% discount on their kayak rentals ($12 hr) on Sunday if we have 20 participants and the weather is looking pretty good so think about joining us.  I have removed the attendee limit an David Jun 4, 2013 8:49 PM
Important notice to all members. -   To all Members,   On Sunday June 2, 2013 we kayaked the Ipswich River and although it was a beautiful day and a great paddle with everybody having a wo Todd Jun 4, 2013 8:14 PM
Meetup details changed: Groton Greenway River Festival - Sorry I just learned that it would be very difficult for us to meet and put-in our boats at the Petapawag Boat Launch before the Festival starts.  The Festival committee will be out there early setting up. I will be re-scheduling the paddle Debra S May 29, 2013 7:03 PM
Meetup details changed: Let's plan on kayaking Tully Lake in Royalston, MA. - I've updated this Meetup with some additional information.  For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Casual-K­ayakers/events/110102912/ Debra S May 16, 2013 12:10 AM
Some things to think about for "Hosting" an Event - Casual Kayakers, I just posted in our “Files” tips for hosting a Casual Kayakers event, these are some ideas on what to consider when you are planning an event that could make it a lot easier for you to organi David May 6, 2013 9:11 PM
This Sunday's workshop on "Hosting an Event" -   If you are thinking about putting an event together for us this season then check out the listing for this Sunday’s workshop on “Hosting an Event” to get some ideas that might be useful in planning David Apr 25, 2013 9:08 PM
Some short videos on kayak rescue skills - Members, Enclosed is a link to a collection of short videos on kayak rescue that I found on [address removed]. These videos are put together by sponsors and some of them just promote a kayak but I found the David Apr 17, 2013 9:17 PM
Suggestions on a set of J-hooks or saddles - Members, I have a disability and cannot drive but I'd like to e able to take my kayak to as many of our events as possible and I could use your advice on what would be a good set of saddles or j-hooks to purchase for David Mar 17, 2013 3:10 PM
Anyone want to XC skiing on Sunday? -   David Feb 8, 2013 4:15 PM
The date for Windblown has been moved back to 2/16 - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Casual-K­ayakers/events/98465642/ When : Saturday, February 16, 20 David Jan 30, 2013 7:27 PM
Meetup details changed: Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoe at Windblown in New Ipswich NH - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Casual-K­ayakers/events/98465642/ The ski area David Jan 22, 2013 9:36 PM
Waiver Of Liability - To all members, Please read the following Waiver of Liability the go to the link and post your statement of acceptance. Todd Jan 7, 2013 6:18 PM
Re: [CasualKayakers] Casual Kayakers moves forward - David, Todd, and Shelley, You guys have all been amazing (titled or not) - and our group would not be as terrific as it is without you. Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do! Kind Regards, Lisa Jan 7, 2013 10:55 AM
Casual Kayakers moves forward - Group Members, As we look towards the future I believe in order for Casual Kayakers to continue to evolve there will be a need for several more people to join the leadersh Todd Jan 6, 2013 9:27 AM
Thank you David - Casual Kayakers, More then a year ago when The Northshore Kayaking for Beginners Grou Todd Jan 6, 2013 9:00 AM
A new Organizer for our Club -   Club Members, In May 2011 Shelly S came up with the idea of opening a kayaking club for people who wanted to David Jan 6, 2013 8:02 AM
Season Greetings ! -   Warmest Holiday Season Wishes to you and your family. from your Casual Kayakers organizers Auntie B. Dec 23, 2012 11:01 AM
Happy Thanksgiving - The organizers of Casual Kayakers wishes each and every one of our kayaking friends a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with family, friends, or what ever your plans may be.  If you're traveling this holiday weekend, please do so safely.   D Todd Nov 22, 2012 11:52 AM
Casual Kayakers and the off season. - Hi Everyone,   Well it's been a great summer, but for most of us Casual Kayakers the kayaking season has likely come to an end. We'd like to thank you, the members for your participation in both the group and some fun activities throu Todd Oct 14, 2012 4:05 PM
Meetup details Updated: Pawtuckaway by Foot - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Casual-K­ayakers/events/86319252/ When : Saturday, October 13, 2012 Debra S Oct 10, 2012 9:24 PM
Meetup details changed: “Witches & Warlocks Paddle” - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Casual-K­ayakers/events/83648382/   There is a Change as to David Sep 26, 2012 2:10 PM
Does anyone want to go Kayaking Monday? -   I'm off sailing the next couple of days and will have to miss this weekend's kayaking but Monday looks like a great day for some more of it and I am looking for anyone who might want to take advantage of it,  I think most of you know that I David Sep 1, 2012 10:22 AM
Meetup details changed: Afternoon Paddle - Nashua River - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Casual-K­ayakers/events/79552212/ When : Saturday, September 1, 201 Debra S Aug 29, 2012 7:59 PM
Meetup Cancelled: Continuation of Skills/Rescue Coaching at Chebacco Lake in Hamilton - I'm sorry to announce that Continuation of Skills/Rescue Coaching at Chebacco Lake in Hamilton, scheduled to occur on Sunday, August 19,[masked]:30 AM has been cancelled. If you have further questions, you can email me through the Shelley Aug 14, 2012 2:28 PM
The Full listing for A Little Harbor Kayaking Adventure has been posted - I'VE POSTED THE LISTING FOR THE LITTLE HARBOR ADVENTURE WITH ALL THE DETAILS I http://www.meetup.com/Casual-K­ayakers/e David Jul 25, 2012 7:48 AM
There is No Charge for the Winapeaukee weekend - David Jul 21, 2012 8:18 AM
Two New Organizers -   Casual Kayakers,   Yesterday's Planning Meeting was a good time and one of the things that came out of it was the addition of 2 new Organize David Jul 15, 2012 10:00 AM
kayaking today in Ipswich - If anyone is up for kayaking today-weather is really nice send me an email. Carol CZ I don't go where they rent so you would need to own one also. CZ Jul 15, 2012 9:17 AM
A change in plans for the Merrimac River and the HMS Bounty -   Mike has just sent me a message that something has come up and he is not going to be able to go on the trip that he had set up for people to visit the Bounty but he has left some directions for me to pass on. David Jul 14, 2012 10:06 PM
Planning Meeting Tomorrow - David Jul 13, 2012 7:03 PM
Re: [North-Shore-Kayaking-for-Begi­nners] A 2nd Skills training session for Casual Kayakers - Hi David- I would like to attend a Rescue Skills coaching class, since I was unable to make the last user 5. Jul 3, 2012 4:20 PM
A 2nd Skills training session for Casual Kayakers - David Jul 1, 2012 10:10 PM
Meetup details changed: Moultonborough Bay Paddle - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Casual-K­ayakers/events/66471432/ When : Doug N. Jun 26, 2012 6:55 AM
Meetup details changed: Newton /Auburndale Charles River Kayak - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Casual-K­ayakers/events/70353202/ When : Sunday, June 24,[masked]: Heidi Jun 22, 2012 9:53 PM
Spot Pond in Stoneham and a Groupon Deal -   Casual Kayakers,   I have just come across a great Groupon Deal for kayak rentals from “Boating in Boston” http://www.groupon.com/boston and I am going to put together a trip to their Spot David Jun 17, 2012 10:26 PM
Thanks to Shelley - David Jun 4, 2012 9:32 PM
I'm stepping down as Co-Organizer - Dear Casual Kayakers, My life has gotten too busy working in real estate in Marblehead to give the group the attention it deserves! For now I am stepping down as Co-organizer, but will lead a couple of trips this summer hopefully. Thank you so Shelley Jun 3, 2012 9:27 PM
Re: [North-Shore-Kayaking-for-Begi­nners] A few locations - p { margin: 0; } Concord River is very nice and the put in just outside of Concord Center is close to a kayak rental shop which is righ John May 30, 2012 12:51 AM
RE: [North-Shore-Kayaking-for-Begi­nners] A few locations - I'm fairly familiar with Marblehead Harbor -- you could che Matt D. May 28, 2012 1:06 PM
Re: [North-Shore-Kayaking-for-Begi­nners] A few locations - Hi David I was going to suggest the Concord River to you. I just haven't gotten myself to sit down and write you the email Isn't that awful? Well I would like to plan the Concord River trip. I hope someone nearby rents.&nb Nancy G. May 28, 2012 11:51 AM
A few locations -   Casual Kayakers,   I still need people to put together trips for us.  I have David May 28, 2012 11:03 AM
Re: [North-Shore-Kayaking-for-Begi­nners] Who's going to lead the next Event - have you checked out shawsheen river - i havent shawsheen.org/events.php it was in the globe magazine free pamela n May 13, 2012 4:24 PM
Who's going to lead the next Event -   Casual Kayakers, Both of yesterday’s adventures on the Charles were a good time, the weather was perfect, we got a good education at the Charles River Boathouse and a r David May 13, 2012 3:54 PM
Tomorrow’s kayaking on the Charles -   Tomorrow is looking like a really good day and I have at least 4 people joining me at the Park so if any of you want to come too just show up by 2:45 David May 11, 2012 6:57 PM
Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) annual Herring Run & Paddle - Here is a message I got on an Event that is coming up in Boston - David  On Sunday, May 20th, the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) will be holding its annual Herring Run & Paddle. David May 6, 2012 8:01 PM
A lot of new Faces - Members,   We have quite the crowd coming to this event so I have asked Al Coons to give us a brief chance to gather before we break for lunch.   Our club is still young and growing fast, fo David Apr 19, 2012 8:30 PM
How to get your event on our Calendar - HOW TO SCHEDULE AN EVENT Here are the steps for posting an Event Listing for our Calendar, if you want any help with it just get in touch with me to work wit David Apr 15, 2012 9:53 PM
Meetup details changed: Hopkinton MA State Park for the day! - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Casual-K­ayakers/events/59354092/ When : Saturday, June 30,[masked] Linda Apr 15, 2012 11:09 AM
I need your help - Casual Kayakers, I want to start lining up events the coming season and I am going to need your help with both ideas for our adventures and taking charge of leading them as well. The peop David Apr 12, 2012 6:08 PM
Meetup details changed: 6th Annual New to Sea Kayaking Workshop - Casual Kayakers, The interest in this workshop has been great and from what I have read David Apr 4, 2012 9:09 PM
Re: [North-Shore-Kayaking-for-Begi­nners] Our New Name - Great idea for someone who has been in a Kayak once. Looking forward to meeting the group Phyllis L. Mar 26, 2012 7:29 AM
Our New Name - Members, We want to let you all know that today we are changing the name of our Meetup Group to: David Mar 25, 2012 3:57 PM
That was a mistake - Everyone please ignore the message that went out earlier on a kayaking trip on the Charles. I was doing some experimenting with our Meetup site, that was just a sample of an event was not supposed to have David Mar 24, 2012 5:20 PM
Tomorrow's Meeting is starting later - NS Kayakers, There has had to be a change in the starting time for tomorrow’s trip to the Bradford and I am hoping that a few more of you might now be able to join u David Mar 16, 2012 6:15 PM
Just a Reminder about plans for the 17th - I’m looking forward to fun with everybody who shows up next Saturday, our last visit to the Bradford was great and it’s been a while since we’ve seen each David Mar 11, 2012 5:34 PM
Be sure to register with NSPN for the Sea Kayaking workshop - NS Kayakers, I have gotten a lot of good feedback on the Northshore Paddler’s Network and a number of us are going to their workshop on April 21st. &n David Mar 3, 2012 12:39 PM
Re: [North-Shore-Kayaking-for-Begi­nners] A workshop in April - This sounds really interesting and I'd like to attend. user 5. Feb 28, 2012 2:00 PM
Re: [North-Shore-Kayaking-for-Begi­nners] A workshop in April - Gre at group David. I wanna go. I'll put it up. Hope I'm not working. Shelley Feb 27, 2012 10:40 PM
Re: [North-Shore-Kayaking-for-Begi­nners] A workshop in April - Hi David, I do not having any experience with the group and would probably Kim Feb 27, 2012 9:05 PM
Re: [North-Shore-Kayaking-for-Begi­nners] A workshop in April - Preview not available Terrence S. Feb 27, 2012 8:06 PM
Re: [North-Shore-Kayaking-for-Begi­nners] A workshop in April - Preview not available Terrence S. Feb 27, 2012 7:20 PM
Re: [North-Shore-Kayaking-for-Begi­nners] A workshop in April - Beth Feb 27, 2012 6:04 PM
A workshop in April - Members, This is a message I got from Al Coons NSPN, NE Seacoast Paddlers MA inviting us to what looks like a rather interesting Sea Kayaking David Feb 27, 2012 5:14 PM
There are 4 of us interested in going to Bretton Woods - Kayakers, I am making plans with three of us to make the trip to Bretton Woods Saturday and if you are interested in joining us I need to know: Can you meet at the REI parking lot on Rt 129/Salem St in Read David Feb 15, 2012 9:51 PM
Re: [North-Shore-Kayaking-for-Begi­nners] Would anyone like to go XC skiing at Bretton Woods this Saturday? - Hey stranger...I am interested in going to Bretton, but have to try and rearrange a couple things. I thought that this w Kim Feb 15, 2012 7:29 AM
Re: [North-Shore-Kayaking-for-Begi­nners] Would anyone like to go XC skiing at Bretton Woods this Saturday? - I will go i am snoeshoeing however David <[address removed]> wrote: Nancy G. Feb 14, 2012 10:01 AM
Would anyone like to go XC skiing at Bretton Woods this Saturday? - Last weekend I spent 2 days XC skiing (Bretton Woods Saturday / Waterville Valley on Sunday) and I was really surprised by how good the trails were in both places. Bretton Woods was better so I want to know if the David Feb 13, 2012 9:49 PM
Meetup details changed: Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe at the Windblown Center, New Ipswich NH - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/North-Sh­ore-Kayaking-for-Beginners/eve­nts/45547242/ David Jan 4, 2012 10:41 PM
Re: [North-Shore-Kayaking-for-Begi­nners] Seasonal Shut Down of Group on Novem... - Barbara 0. Dec 9, 2011 1:00 PM
Message Board - Hi all, I accidentally deleted messages from the Message Board; I apologize. If anyone has a message, please post it again. I think they were old messages anyway. Shelley Shelley Nov 28, 2011 6:54 PM
Re: [North-Shore-Kayaking-for-Begi­nners] Your new Leader - p { margin: 0; } Thanks David, I look forward to getting involved with your activities. Right after joi Nancy G. Nov 17, 2011 8:51 AM
Your new Leader - North Shore Kayakers, Welcome everybody I have become your new Organizer and since I am an Organizer for another Meetup Group it can be done all winter at no charge. David Nov 16, 2011 9:43 PM

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