Cat Island Paddle Leader : Tom Fink
Paddle to Cat Island, Alabama to see a major heron/egret nesting colony. We will meet at 8 AM at Dick Russells Restaurant on Route 90, Sunday May 20, 2001. To get there take Interstate 10 West to exit 17.
Take exit to Higgins Road, Tilman's corner (other exit is to Dauphin Island). You will pass on the left a super Walmart. Pass by Halls Mill Road and then make the left onto route 90 (south mostly here, but
sign will say Route 90 West). Immediately get in the right lane and look on the right for the Dick Russells Restaurant. It has a very prominent sign. I will be there probably with a big yellow and white 22'
plus Necky Nootka Plus on a dark green Honda Civic. Around 8:30 to 8:45 AM we will leave for Coden, Alabama on the Mississippi Sound. The open water paddle to Cat Island is about 3.75 miles one way.
Bring your kayak skirts. We must all stick together when on the island to avoid disturbing the birds.