The Escatawpa River Clean-Up, previously scheduled for this Sunday, has been CANCELLED.
Bob says the river is too high.
The good news is that, because the water is too high for Bob to lead an effective clean-up, Bob will be leading some just-for-fun FLASH PADDLES today (Friday), Saturday, and Sunday. Bob has not yet decided on the times and places for Saturday's and Sunday's paddles but, tonight's paddle will be as follows:
Flash Paddle: Bay Minette Creek
Date: Friday, June 6
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Contact: Bob Andrews, home/work: 344-8664, cell: 367-4144
Place: put in at Buzbee's Fish Camp, on Highway 225 north of Spanish Fort, on the south end of the bridge over Bay Minette Creek
Comments: Launch fee is $3. Bring a single white light (a flashlight is fine), just in case we are out after dark.
CALL BOB for details on Saturday's and Sunday's paddles.
A note about lights: As far as paddling gear goes, a white light ranks in importance right behind your boat, paddles, and your PFD. A plain old flashlight is fine. A headlamp is even better, and is particularly handy to have while racking boats in the dark after a paddle. It is illegal to paddle after dark without a white light somewhere in or on your boat; just as it is illegal to paddle any time without a PFD. We request that you do NOT turn on your light while on the water with the club unless we need illumination for safety, such as to signal your presence to an approaching power boat or to find the mouth of a creek in the dark (or maybe if we're playing around trying to catch reflections off of alligators' eyes). Otherwise, leave your light off on the water during club paddles unless the trip leader tells you otherwise. It's so much more pleasant in the moonlight, and a white electric light spoils everybody's night vision.
But above all BRING YOUR OWN LIGHT.