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Around Manchester

A couple of random pictures on a gloomy day! Click for larger images and captions.

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Wednesday, March 20 at 7:02AM Vernal Equinox

Spring will arrive at 7:02 AM on Wednesday morning shortly after sunrise at 6:45 AM. Start practicing standing raw eggs on their end. Rubber Duck is a master. It won’t be long until we dip our duck feet in the … Continue reading

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Kayak Fun and Adventure in Essex

Ozzie, owner and operator of Essex River Basin Adventures, takes out a couple on an advance lesson.

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76 Summer Days Until the Big Race

(Sung to the tune of 76 Trombones) Seventy six summer days until the big parade, with at least a hundred and ten dory rowers motoring away. They were followed by rows and rows of the finest kayaks; the cream of … Continue reading

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100 days until Blackburn Challenge

Yikes, according to my Blackburn Challenge Timer there are only 100 days left to prepare for the paddle all the way around Cape Ann starting at Gloucester High School and ending at the new Greasy Pole July 14, 2012.  Click … Continue reading

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Like they say, be sure to bleed those bluefish…Adam Bolonsky reports

Well, it was a good day yesterday for kayak fishing east of the south tower at Thachers Island west of Londoner reef and the big iron pole. Water temps were in the low 70′s, sun was out, few boats were … Continue reading

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Paul Morrison Holds It In!

Ed and Paul take a leisurely row around the harbor Sunday when suddenly a fierce gastronomical event struck!

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Blackburn Challenge: 99 Days

It is now only 99 days until the Blackburn Challenge on Saturday July 23rd. The Silver Jubilee, 25th running of the “any human powered craft” race around Cape Ann. The Essex River Race, a 5.5 mile down the river around … Continue reading

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Adam Bolonsky Sends In Striper Fishing Video

Hi Joey, I just posted a short video of Marvin Tighe (Rocky Neck) striper fishing off Flat Rocks at Rockport. He lands a schoolie and gives  some commentary on bait. Kayak Fishing for Striped Bass: Trolling the Tube and Worm- … Continue reading

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Some Travel Tips From Your Boy Joey Regarding Airlines and Booking Flights

Most of you may already know this but I think it bears repeating because I am sometimes guilty of making the same mistakes repeatedly. When searching for airfares for my winter vacations I start early, about three months ahead of … Continue reading

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Good Morning Gloucester Sunrise Kayak: Sunday 5:30 AM Pavilion Beach

I’m trying to cover some of the shoreline I missed on the Blackburn Challenge circumnavigation. This morning I did Gloucester Inner Harbor. Tomorrow on Sunday it is over to the Paint Factory up behind Ten Pound Island, over to Niles … Continue reading

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Thacher Island First Visit

First visit of the year and first visit ever but certainly not the last. The short trip today right out of Loblolly Cove. Next week from Rockport then maybe a week or two do it from Pigeon Cove.

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Inspiration for Paul Morrison

 Photos from the 2008 Blackburn Challenge I think everyone in Gloucester is involved in Helping Jimmy T. Get on Survivor. After that Goal is Accomplished we have to start Helping out GMG’s own Paul Morrison cross the finish line at … Continue reading

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166 Days to the Blackburn Challenge

Only 166 days before the Blackburn Challenge race all the way around Cape Ann by oar or paddle. Sitting here on a frigid Sunday morning it seems a long way off. I am publicizing that I will be in the … Continue reading

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190 Days to the Blackburn Challenge

Only 190 more days to the Blackburn Challenge. That is when people row or paddle from Gloucester High School Parking lot up the Annisquam around Cape Ann and then finish by calling out their boat number as they cross under … Continue reading

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Museum offers kayak building course

Essex – The Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum is offering a kayak building course May 2-9, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Waterline Center, 66 Main St., Essex. Class size is limited to six students. The kayak design … Continue reading

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