What Cheer, Netop?
Photo-A-Day #1555

Today was the second annual Roger Williams Paddle. I went out with members of the Ten Mile River Watershed Council, The AMC, and the Rhode Island Blueways Alliance. My friend (Netop) Keith Gonsalves is one of the driving forces for this paddle and he invited me to go last year. I had such a good time, and he must have liked my video last time, that I decided to go again. The paddling was fantastic and the weather couldn’t have been better. I have a ton of photos and video from today that I want to get put together to show you and I will do so very soon. But for now I have to sleep. You can check out all my updates from the day via Twitter and Zannel. Also you can see some of my past adventures with Keith in my Wired Kayaker videos. You can find them on the sidebar. I’ll have the rest of the photos and video up asap. Here is one more that I took using my Xshot. I loved having the Xshot with me on this trip, I used it as often as I possibly could.

Using the Xshot on a break

BTW: What Cheer, Netop? is probably the equivalent of What’s Up, Friend? What cheer is short for “What cheerie news do you bring?” Netop is the Narragansett word for friend. This was the greeting that Roger Williams hollered to a group of Narragansett over by what is Gano street today. When I got out of my car and saw Keith I hollered over to him, “What Cheer, Netop?” He got a kick out of it.

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13 Responses to “What Cheer, Netop?”

  1. Nice shot!
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  2. Drew says:

    Thanks Andrea,
    Pretty good since I did nothing to straighten it. And it was a tad choppy and my boat was floating away every time I stopped to take a photo.

  3. Grandfather says:

    I bet it felt good to get back on the water. The pictures are great. Sometime we should try to kayak up on the river at Tara’s.

  4. Drew says:

    I’d be up for doing that. Sounds like fun.

  5. Hello Big Ben,
    woowww you`re look great !
    you`re handsome with that hat, Ben !
    nice pics,enjoy a happy moments there.
    they`re all your kayak`s community ?
    maybe someday I`ll join you, friend !
    thanks for kind sharing,Drew.
    with warm regards, big hugs & love – Ham.
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  6. Drew says:

    Thanks very much, Glad you like the BenSpark.com hat, I was worried I’d lose it but I had to wear it. The kayak group is a group of very dedicated kayakers and enthusiasts who really enjoy the sport and the history of the area. Maybe someday we’ll paddle together.

  7. Baba says:

    Looks like a blast. Great photo!
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  8. Drew says:

    It was a very fun time. I love paddling with Keith and crew, he is so fun.

  9. robert says:

    Now that looks fun!
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  10. Drew says:

    It was really fun especially coming into Providence through the Hurricane Barriers.

  11. Wow, it seems that you were really enjoying yourself! I like the first photo, so many people in kayaks! What’s the X-shot by the way? I checked the link, but it didn’t work.
    Thanks, Frank
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