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Wednesday, November 03, 2004


Rice Creek to Jug Lake Platform-UPDATED
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2004
Time: Afternoon
Place: Rice Creek Landing
Contact: Bob Andrews - cellphone: 251-367-4144
Comments: This will be an overnight camping trip to Jessamine Bayou and camping at the platform on Jug (Fisher) Lake. Bob has it reserved for Saturday night, so you will need to call him to reserve one of the limited camping spaces. Bob will give you further instructions as to exactly when and where to meet on Saturday. He will also explain the dining arrangements and what to bring for the various meals. The paddle will be moderate in length, as he plans to explore several nearby areas on Saturday and Sunday before returning on Sunday afternoon.
For those wishing to paddle out Saturday afternoon, eat dinner and paddle back without camping overnight, Norman Clapp will meet at Rice Creek Landing at 3:30 PM, paddle to Jug Lake, eat dinner and paddle back after dark. He has a strong light, is familiar with the route and will be able to lead others back after dark.

Annual Club Fall Picnic and Paddle
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2004
Time: 2:00 PM into the evening
Place: Gary & Aven Warner on Dog River
Comments: This is a preliminary notice for those who need time to put this date on their schedule. More detailed information about times, directions, food and activities will be forthcoming at the next Club Meeting on November 2, 2004 and will be posted again on this website and by email.

Dauphin Island Paddle
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2004
Time: 1:00 PM approx.
Place: private address on west end of Dauphin Island
Contact: Larry McDuff - 928-1582
Comments: Please call Larry in advance for exact directions to put-in and start time. This will be a moderate paddle of approx. eight miles around the north side of Dauphin Island.

Bob Andrews Memorial Adventure Event
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2004
Time: 3:00 PM
Contact: Larry McDuff 928-1582
Place: Fairhope Yacht Club
Comments: This is not a race; everybody wins. Pairs of participants will go separately at the same time. One will paddle a boat from Fairhope Yacht Club to Rock Creek and stop at a rope swing. The paddler will walk or run up the creek and trail to a meeting place near the Montrose post office. The other person in the pair of participants rides a bicycle to the same meeting place. Switch off. The paddler becomes the bike rider and rides the bike to the yacht club. The other person walks or runs to the kayak and paddles back to the yacht club. Larry needs responses from anyone wishing to participate. He also needs some helpers on the course. Potluck dinner at the gazebo and a sunset paddle afterwards. Feel free to show up just for the social.

If you ordered MBKAKC Tervis Tumblers from Harriet, please contact her NOW to arrange payment before she places the order. If you do not pay now, your order will be cancelled. To contact Harriet regarding payment, please email Harriet or phone 251.928.4568.

Phatwater Kayak Challenge revisited
To read another account of the race on the Mississippi River last month, go to MBCAKC Paddle Reports.

There are accounts of other recent club paddles posted as well.