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Thursday, September 06, 2001


Paddle: Weeks Bay to Magnolia River
When: Thursday September 6, 6 pm.
Where: Meet at Pelican Point. All are invited, travel along the east side of Weeks Bay, up the Magnolia River and back for dinner at Pelican Point.
Directions: About 10 miles south of Fairhope on the end of county road 1. Take hwy 98 through Fairhope. Take the turn to the east as 98 dead ends and takes a turn. Look for Hwy 27 south - the first major road after the turn east onto 98, about 3 - 5 miles past the turn. Follow 27 to dead end - take a left (county road 1) and travel to end of road (about 1/2 mile). Nice beach to launch from. An easy paddle, with the exception of strong winds at times. Great view of the sunset.
Contact: Harriet King, 251-928-4568,

Paddle: Bayou Heron to Bayou La Batre
When: Sunday, September 9, 2001, 7:30 a.m.
Where: Put-in Bayou Heron Wildlife Reserve.
Contact: Tom Fink, 457-0325,

Paddle: Boiling Creek
When: Wednesday, September 12, 2001
Contact: Bob Andrews, W/H= (334) 344-8664, C = (334) 367-4144

Paddle: Roll Class
When: Thursday, September 13, 2001, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Fairhope Yacht Club
Contact: Tom Swearengen: H = 937-3960 farm, W = 334-937 FARM, C= 334-610-7410, Fax = 334-937-3276 (Notify First); & Bob Andrews: H/W = (334) 344-8664, C= (334) 367-4144

Paddle: Ingram's Bayou
When: Saturday, September 15, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Put-in is at the south end of Baldwin County Highway 95 just below Pirate's Cove in Josephine.
Comments: This paddle tours some of the unspoiled land that will be developed if Orange Beach builds the bridge. We will paddle southwest along the shoreline and then northwest into Ingram's Bayou. At the upper end the bayou we will bear east and explore a cool, clear, spring-fed stream. After we return there are optional explorations of Stone Quarry Bayou and Robert's Bayou. Bring something to eat, but not too much that you won't enjoy a late lunch at Bob's favorite restaurant. I will probably be camping on the beach below the put-in Friday night if anyone wants to join me. Please call if you are planning to come so I will know who to call if we cancel because of hurricane season.
Contact: Larry McDuff 928-1582

Paddle: Party for the Platforms
When: Saturday, September 15, 2001 (Rain Day: Sunday, September 16)
Where: Aven & Gary Warner's Dog River Home - contact for directions
Comments: Join us for a cookout on Dog River to raise money for the Mobile-Tensaw
Delta Canoe Trail. Cost = $10.00 per person
Contact: Aven & Gary Warner, 473-1819 RSVP & directions

Paddle: Little Bateau

When: Sunday, September 16, 2001, 8:00 a.m.
Where: Meet at the public launch next to Texaco on the causeway (just east of Pier 4 restaurant).
Comments: A 12 mile paddle to Little Bateau in the heart of the lower delta. Moderate paced trip. Bring food, water, sunscreen, hat, and standard safety gear.
Contact: Matt Darring, 343-1196 (H), 341-1712 (W),

Paddle: Fritz's Surprise
When: Thursday, September 20, 2001
Contact: Fritz Ingraham, 334-990-5987,

Paddle: Upper Little River
When: Saturday, September 22, 2001, time to be announced
Where: Rendezvous: at Stagecoach Inn in Stockton (225 & 59), Put-in: Co. Rd.1 on Little River, Take-Out: Hwy 59
Level of paddle ability expected needed for trip: Beginning canoe or kayak
Expected Expenses: no launch fee
Comments: This is a scenic down river trip through shallow gravel and sandbars, lasting around 5 to 6 hours on the river. Bring lunch, drinks, and snacks.
Contact: Mark Vance 251 458-7574,