Looking like a great, long weekend ahead… My fav holiday – Thanksgiving!!! Feasting with family and friends, followed by NE wind swells for head high to waist high surf through the weekend. Great way to burn off a day of over eating.
There’s turkey ballast in the bilges
as mash potatoes pile so thrill has
lifted table’s feast from fog
stirring ride on cranberry bog
This I offer with no misgiving
my song to Sing all thanks in living.
Thank you. Appreciation and thanks to your periodic bits of wit.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday weekend, sing, and fun times on the water.
Same good wishes to the rest of the Pcomers/Pnetters (the first one sounds too much like a nut).
Looks like snow coming your way. Happy and safe holiday to you and yours!
As a amateur New Englander paddler, (in NH approaching 70 yrs. of age) those Atlantic swells intimidate me while at the same time… the temptation of taking my Nikon for a ride in a snow storm is intriguing.
If you have a drysuit, trying launching and staying in Rye Harbor on the incoming tide. Get near the mouth and you’ll see the easterly swells rolling in. Don’t go too near the mouth and don’t go out! For the same reason, don’t do it on the outcoming tide because the outgoing current will stack up the incoming swells and can create some crazy action. Also, you don’t want inadvertently getting pushed out by the current.
On second thought, don’t launch at all since you are a beginner. Just pull into Rye Harbor Park and take photos from land.