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speedysailor



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Conditions like that in the middle of the winter. No thanks.
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pueno



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

seedysailor wrote:
Conditions like that in the middle of the winter. No thanks.


Easy, big guy. Some folks like winter.

Here's a picture of one guy enjoying himself.

Here's another picture of a happy dude.
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scooper



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speedysailor- You're right it looks like it would be easy to get a shot of Nobska light and the casino. Thanks for posting the pics! I especially like the look of Nobska light. If it's safe to sail in close near the shore and rocks it could be very dramatic.

Rye looks nice for the waves. They look big.

Anyone else? Any other places?

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speedysailor



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scooper, there's a house at the other end of the beach from the Casino. I took my photo from the shore behind it. This house rarely if ever is inhabited. We took a good look at the property which dates from the roaring twenties. It's been totally mothballed with sheets over all the chairs, etc. It also needs a lot of work. This house lies along side three others with backyards facing the Vineyard. They have been doing major reconstruction on two of them. You won't have any trouble these days setting up a camera. The life guards will keep you from launching off of the beach in the photo, though. They come at 9 and quit around 3. I have sailed there and as long as you don't venture out too far and catch the current, it's quite pleasant in southerly winds. Sailing that beach near Nobska is a different story as there are many submerged rocks on both sides of the light. (Why would they put a light up if the waters weren't hazardous)? I've never tried it.
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JRuffus



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Winter...that aint winter. Winter is when there is 2 inches of sea ice caked to your boom and the sail doesnt really rotate on the tacks anymore it just kind of lumps over to the side cause theres so much ice build up on it...those pictures were from summer as far as I can see Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

now that's winter.... Duxbury Bay, with Plymouth in the background and 2 foot of salt-ice underfoot.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, I've never seen Duxbury frozen up. The kite with ski looks like fun.

Speedysailor, thanks for all the detailed info!

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speedysailor



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JRuffus wrote:
Winter...that aint winter. Winter is when there is 2 inches of sea ice caked to your boom and the sail doesnt really rotate on the tacks anymore it just kind of lumps over to the side cause theres so much ice build up on it...those pictures were from summer as far as I can see Twisted Evil
It's still cold sailing and surfing. Scooper, there's another very impressive location off Buzzard's Bay that would make an interesting backdrop for a windsurfing photo. I have to check the spelling of it. Amrita, a transcendentalist stone temple built in the 19th century to the Hindu deity of holy fluids. It is built on an island behind an impressive stone hotel up stream from Megansett.

http://island-haven.com/Misc/directions_to_amrita_island.htm
I took my kayak from the public beach one day and discovered it for myself. You have to see it from the water!!! Shocked Across from the temple lies another island which can give you solid land upon which you can photograph it. Definitely this would be a project, but I saw some big old longboards lying on the river's shore near there so it has been a popular area for light wind sailing. In fact, Megansett Bay offers good high wind sailing in a SW.
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cnr22



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've sailed Nobska a lot in a SW wind. You launch from the bath house, near the trucks in the photo. You stay just upwind of the rocks, just out of the picture to the right. You need to watch for a few rocks between the launch and the point out much further than the rest. Once you clear the point and right at the point it is pretty deep. You need to sail on a falling tide. The current there switches E to W about 30 minutes after high tide boston. This is very important as the current there can be 3+ knots and make big fun rolling waves that you can sail off the wind the whole time. If you break down the next stop in Junipter point or Woods Hole. There is a pull off at the light house and a overlook on the water side of the road, to get the lay of the land.

You may also try MBL or Stoney beach in Woods Hole. A small cove that is very fun in a NE and would make for some nice photos. Off of Gosnold Rd.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't like the shore break at Stony/MBL especially since it crashes between the rock jetees. I have taken some photos there, but never thought the backdrop was all that interesting. Here's one taken at low tide in light winds.


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