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Scusset Campground closed for the weekend

post #1 of 79
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*ATTENTION ALL CAMPERS: This facility will be closed from August 27, 2011 through August 29, 2011 due to Hurricane Irene. Please call 617-626-1480 for updated information regarding DCR campgrounds.*

Probably just the campground, but I'm not sure. Glad I couldn't get reservations (was trying for several weeks).
post #2 of 79
I wonder if parking down there will be closed as well?
post #3 of 79
And they should probably close it off - when I watch the waves crash over the jetty down there in past storms, it actually looks kind of calming and gentle...until you recall that you've been on that jetty and realize what size (and how powerful) the waves are that are crashing in the tens of feet over the top...LOL
post #4 of 79
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Originally Posted by justintrask View Post

I wonder if parking down there will be closed as well?

I hope so, because there's a good chance that the lot will be under water. I think they'll close the gate to the whole reservation. The CoE may even gate the Canal lots that have gates, although there's no danger to the one at Friendly's. The RRB Bell Rd, and Bourne Bridge lots could have flooding, though. And----stay the hell away from MMA and Taylor's Point.
post #5 of 79
Thanks for the heads up. Knowing the DCR, they'll gate the whole place off tonite, so I'll probably have to go to Plan B or C.

-bd
post #6 of 79
B - Sag
C - Herring run?
post #7 of 79
Let me give you guys a piece of advice. I'm not an alarmist by any means, but I've seen a few Cape hurricanes in my day, and moreover, I've seen the pictures of Hurricane Carol in 1954. I would get over the idea of fishing the Canal any time after tomorrow evening, unless the picture gets a lot brighter. I have a very bad feeling about this storm, and I think the eye is going to hit much closer to the Cape than the TV heads are telling us right now. The bridges will be closed, in all likelihood, sometime on Sunday. You don't want to be driving home in 80-90 mph winds, with trees coming down left and right, even if you don't get yourselves stuck Capeside with no way off. You're thinking, OK, I'll be Capeside, the wind will be at my back, and there won't be any dangerous surf in the Canal, so why can't I fish? There are plenty of trees, plenty of dead branches, and plenty of other crap that can get picked up by the wind and come crashing into the back of your head, or catch you broadside and knock you ass over teakettle into the current. Stay home.
post #8 of 79
if you do decide to be a hero and go fishing just wear your life preserver to be safe, smile.gif
post #9 of 79
i plan on fishing into sunday am then booking it out of there
post #10 of 79
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Originally Posted by justintrask View Post

i plan on fishing into sunday am then booking it out of there

Keep an eye on things overnight. The winds are forecast to be 30-35 by tomorrow evening. My plan would be, end of the west, early east and back on 495 before dawn. The outer bands of this storm are a good 200 miles ahead of the eye. Maybe more.
post #11 of 79
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B - Sag
C - Herring run?

Looks like Plan A will work for late 2nite. I haven't even thought about Sat night/Sun AM yet. May blow it off, given all the unknowns, potential for nasty happenings, and my driving distance. But it's tempting. kooky.gif

-bd
post #12 of 79
I would imagine the BSP will look like a war zone come Monday morning.
post #13 of 79
I noticed the shack at the entrance to scusset was all boarded up this morning.

And to anyone fishing the canal during the storm, don't forget those power lines along the bike path, one big branch comes down and youv'e got a live wire on top of you.
post #14 of 79
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Originally Posted by Ditch Jigger View Post

Let me give you guys a piece of advice. I'm not an alarmist by any means, but I've seen a few Cape hurricanes in my day, and moreover, I've seen the pictures of Hurricane Carol in 1954. I would get over the idea of fishing the Canal any time after tomorrow evening, unless the picture gets a lot brighter. I have a very bad feeling about this storm, and I think the eye is going to hit much closer to the Cape than the TV heads are telling us right now. The bridges will be closed, in all likelihood, sometime on Sunday. You don't want to be driving home in 80-90 mph winds, with trees coming down left and right, even if you don't get yourselves stuck Capeside with no way off. You're thinking, OK, I'll be Capeside, the wind will be at my back, and there won't be any dangerous surf in the Canal, so why can't I fish? There are plenty of trees, plenty of dead branches, and plenty of other crap that can get picked up by the wind and come crashing into the back of your head, or catch you broadside and knock you ass over teakettle into the current. Stay home.

You and I didn't stay home that night a couple years back.wink.gif You know the night. wink.gif Hurricane force winds.wink.gif The night we caught all those fish.wink.gif And we were all alone.wink.gif
post #15 of 79
I will be checking my lobster gear tomorrow......weather at time of low tide saturday.......rain sse winds at 10 mph.............
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