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Jeffrey Michals-Brown
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Buzzards Bay 2: Cuttyhunk to Quissett Harbor
I took a little time to move the mizzen to its usual place and step the main; winds of 5-10 knots gusting to 20 were expected, and I decided to risk these gusts if they appeared.  I raised anchor at about 2:20 and sailed out of the harbor.  The water was ne...
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Buzzards Bay 1: Fairhaven to Cuttyhunk
I have sailed all the coast that's visible, except Connecticut and most of the inside of Cape Cod Bay. My summer adventures have declined over the years, until the big boat went into the water only once or twice a season, and then not at all.  I’m pushing s...
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Myles Standish State Forest: Friends Loop
This is the "signature hike" of MSSF's "Suggested Hikes and Rides." which "are recommended trail experiences that may be longer or more difficult, but that highlights some of the best features of this State Park."  It begins right by a modest-sized parking ...
Myles Standish State Forest: Friends Loop
Myles Standish State Forest: Friends Loop
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Myles Standish State Forest: East Head Reservoir
My youngest is on staff at Camp Squanto, BSA, this summer, and our drive every Saturday and Sunday takes us through Myles Standish State Forest.  In the past, I've sometimes stopped to venture briefly into the forest to satisfy my curiosity, but until now h...
Myles Standish State Forest: East Head Reservoir
Myles Standish State Forest: East Head Reservoir
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The Perfect Birthday
We hadn't been to Ponkapoag Pond since our annual week's stay at the AMC cabin there late last summer.  After a leisurely morning, my wife and I headed there Saturday for a nice walk--a birthday gift to both of us. The weather was perfect--high 60's, sunny,...
The Perfect Birthday
The Perfect Birthday
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D.W.Field Park After a Winter Nor'easter
Three nor'easters in two weeks.  Thirty-six hours without power, and the majestic fall of a healthy, massive black oak across our backyard after the first.  Blizzard conditions and over a foot* of heavy snow during the third.  Two (more) days out of school....
D.W.Field Park After a Winter Nor'easter
D.W.Field Park After a Winter Nor'easter
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Brockton Audubon Preserve
For a second time,* helping my son get volunteer hours for his Boy Scout advancement has paid off in an unexpected way.  On a temperate December day we went to open a new trail in the Stone Farm Conservation Area , finding a new wild place right here in Bro...
Brockton Audubon Preserve
Brockton Audubon Preserve
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Flat Earth "Theory" -- Why? (2 of 2)
Answer to that third question: the Galileo spacecraft, in one of its passes by the earth on the way to Jupiter almost two decades ago, took a photo of the earth each minute for a full day.  You can see them here: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/0705/earth_...
Flat Earth "Theory" -- Why? (2 of 2)
Flat Earth "Theory" -- Why? (2 of 2)
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Flat Earth "Theory?"
"...the first-ever Flat Earth International Conference drew about 800 people from across — not around — the world to Raleigh, N.C."  (Boston Globe, 11/20/17) Recent news coverage of modern flat-earthers, noticed in NBA players, a popular rapper, and most re...
Flat Earth "Theory?"
Flat Earth "Theory?"
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Nippenicket November
Consumed by planning my abortive attempt at the Wampanoag Canoe Passage, I actually only kayaked a few times this season.  Today I woke to a bright, cool morning and determined to go to my favorite pond for the first time this year.  My only plan was to enj...
Nippenicket November
Nippenicket November
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