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Yarmouth Port, MA
Hometown: Nokomis, FL & YarmouthPort, MA

Organizer since:

February 27, 2011

Please answer each question. How many miles do you prefer to paddle? How many hours do you like to paddle? Can you get back into your boat unassisted, if you flip, & do you carry the gear required to do that & do you practice doing that?

8 miles (when current and wind are not against me), but I'll be happy with less. I prefer to paddle 2 - 2 1/2 hours. I practice twice a year flipping and getting back into my boat using a paddle float & a strap with a "step" I started kayaking many years ago and kayak twice a week, all year round.

Are you an experienced and energetic kayaker who can paddle for an hour at a good clip (3.5 mph) without taking a break? This is required for you to paddle with us, although you can join in order to just go on walks with us.

I am.

Do you plan to bring a dog on our walks? You are VERY welcome to walk with us without a dog. And you can bring guests on walks (but not on paddles).

Yes, Copper, a 7 year old male German Shepherd and can do the full walk. Remi is my 11 year old female German Shepherd and will only walk a short distance with us, if at all.

You must read the Accident Waiver of Liability that is on the Home Page before completing your request to join this group. Have you read the Accident Waiver and Release of Liability? Do you agree to it ?

I read it and I agree

Have you practiced doing a T-recovery to help others get back into their kayak after capsizing?

Each October, I schedule a class in Florida for my other group, in which we practice the T-recovery and also re-entering our boats unassisted.


I love kayaking, birding, walking & gardening...and my dogs...or just sitting on the deck, enjoying the birds and watching weeds grow in my garden. I volunteer at Wild Care (wildlife rehabilitation). Would really like to paddle 3 times a week.

What Joyce is saying about this Meetup Group

We are about to wrap up our 2013-2014 season and even though I am sad to see our activities end, it is great to be able to look forward to our kayaking and walking next spring. The people who paddled & walked were absolutely, friendly, high energy people who warmly welcomed new folks into the group. I was happy to have been able to paddle a couple of times every week.....and enjoyed the weekly walks, even though RSVPs for walks were limited. So, thank-you for coming on about 65 paddles and walks since May 4. I really look forward to being with you on the water and on the trail next year. Hopefully, lots of people will be able to make the end of season party in Falmouth on October 2.....and maybe you will arrange to paddle or walk together after I head south. You can always reach me, or each other, because I am going to leave the site active. In April, I'll start putting paddles/walks on the calendar for May. Have a good winter. See you in May, Joyce

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