- - - FLASH/FULL MOON/LUNAR ECLIPSE PADDLE - - -
Byrnes Lake to Gravine Island
Date: Sat. November 8, 2003
Time: Meet at Bruno's in Spanish Fort at 4:00 P.M.
Contact: Harriet King Ingraham, 928-4568 home; 604-3741 cell; firstname.lastname@example.org
or Fritz cell 680-8928
The eclipse is early - peaking shortly after 7 p.m, but starting as early as 5:30 p.m. We plan a fun evening of paddling to Gravine, eating dinner and watching the eclipse. The weather will be cool (low in mid 50's that night) - so wear/bring adequate clothing. Bring food to share. As we will not have Bob with us, we probably will not be cooking on the island (no ship to transport the equipment), but can make a fine meal of sandwiches or anything you want to bring and share. A LIGHT IS REQUIRED BY LAW ON ALL BOATS WHEN PADDLING AFTER DARK. This is an easy paddle. If there is a breeze, the river crossing will be one point up from easy on the scale - definitely 'doable' for most or all. VERY IMPORTANT TO READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
As they are filming a movie at Byrnes Lake, I MUST know by Friday early afternoon who is coming. The film crew has a security service on site now, due to vandalism in past weeks. They welcome us using the landing, but need to know how many are coming (and requested names, but I will have that when you say you are coming). Of course, if you find you want to come, I am sure that will be no problem - I just need as accurate a count as I can get.
The parking around the landing is filled with construction equipment and filming equipment, therefore we must try and team up and put as many kayaks and people on as few vehicles as possible. WE MUST CONVOY FROM BRUNO'S TO THE LANDING - NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO GO AHEAD WITHOUT THE GROUP AS WE MUST ARRIVE AS ONE GROUP.
Parking will be slim, so at Bruno's, we will swap some boats to other vehicles, and leave some cars at Bruno's. IF YOU HAVE A VEHICLE THAT CAN ACCOMODATE EXTRA BOATS, PLEASE ALLOW YOUR FELLOW PADDLERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUT THEIR BOAT ON YOUR VEHICLE.
Remember, call me, email me, or call Fritz.