Update on Heron Bayou: The meeting time for Juli Day's Sunday paddle has been changed from 8:00 a.m. to noon due to changes in the wind forecast.
We have also overheard some controversy about the commonly-accepted name for the destination of the paddle, which we understand to be intended for the body of water that straddles the Alabama/Mississippi State line. While we have heretofore announced this paddle as going to "Herron Bay," the NSGS maps call the water in this area "Grand Bay" and "Middle Bay," which apparently includes a small area called "Bayou Heron." (In point of fact, there are at least two "Grand Bays," at least one "Heron Bay," and at least one "Heron Bayou" between Mississippi and Florida.)
Whatever. We're going to Mississippi (not Florida) and the paddle starts at noon, not at 8 a.m., and we're going to somewhere Juli has been before but you haven't, so you need to go.
Here is the latest trip information:
Date: Sunday August 15th
Meet: Hwy 90 just south of I-10 Franklin Creek exit at Mississippi St line
Contact: Juli Day, 479-8368, email@example.com
Directions: Go west on I-10 to the Mississippi state line which is just past our welcome center on the left and a truck scales on the left. Take the Franklin Creek exit (if you reach the Mississippi State welcome center you have passed it) and head south toward Hwy 90. Cross Hwy 90 and you will see Juli and her kayak. We will head toward one of the most pristine areas of our coast. This trip was inspired by Juli's trip this past weekend with Bill Finch. They did some hiking inland on the savanah and visited several beautiful areas out in the bay via boat.
Bring: The regular stuff, hat, sun screen (plenty of sun, very little shade), water, bug spray (one area does have yellow flies), snack, etc.