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5 RIVERS DELTA RESOURCE CENTER (map) AT 7PM. SEE THE POSTS BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS!

To post information to this website or for further information about this website, just ask Tracy at tracy@thelannies.us
Current Club Coordinator: Tracy Lannie
MBCKC would like to express our appreciation to 5 Rivers and it's staff for all they do.

Disclaimer: This site provides general information & links on topics of paddling. Paddlesports can pose serious risks of damage to personal property & serious bodily injury including permanent disability & death. Anyone participanting in any MBCKC event or participating in any event mentioned on this website does so at their own risk and agrees to hold MBCKC harmless from any liability as a result of such participation or use of information contained herein.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Full Moon Paddle
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Put in at the former Riverdocks. Paddle to Whiskey Ditch and return.
Contact: Bob Andrews 344-8664, cell 367-4144

Friday, September 24, 2004

Kayak for Sale
Ocean Kayak AEGEAN double sit-on-top kayak for sale. Includes 2 paddles, 3 great paddling life jackets, 2 comfortable seats. Price $900.00. Moving before October 11. Contact Roger Buckley at 233-9309 (cell #). Leave message.

Thursday, September 23, 2004

September Monet Paddle
Date: Sunday September 26, 2004
Time: 10 AM
Place: Buzbee's fish camp on Hwy 225 in Spanish FortCosts: $3 launch fee
Skill level: beginner level
Duration: about 6 miles in about 3 hours
Contact: Matt Darring 463-8523 (cell) or iama@backpacker.com
Comments: Just as Monet painted the same bridge each month to capture the changing seasons, Matt has decided to lead a paddle to the same destination each month.

Saturday, September 11, 2004

Flash Paddle: Buzbee's and Beyond
Date: 9-12-04
Place: Buzbee's
Time: 5:00 PM
Contact: Fritz at 680-8928 or phritz@bellsouth.net
Duration: Somewhere around 3 hours
Skill Level: beginner to moderate
Special Gear: Lights and bug spray. It will be dark on the paddle back.
Expenses: $3.00 Launch Fee
Comments: Contact Fritz for further information.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

SEPTEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
prepared by Bruce Zimmerman
bzboater@earthlink.net

The third Saturday in September is International Coastal Cleanup Day. http://www.coastalcleanup.org/usMap.cfm links you to a map of the US and local contacts for the Cleanup. This allows our members who may be in other states to find their local contacts.

Coastal Cleanup in Mobile
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2004
Time: 8 a.m. to noon
Contact: Dr. Mimi Fearn Phone: 251-460-7573 Email: mfearn@usouthal.edu Comments: If you all are not committed already to a Coastal Cleanup site, the Dog River Clearwater Revival would welcome any of our members who can bring our canoes/kayaks to Dog River on September 18. The Dog River site is at Luscher (Navco) Park. The cleanup starts at 8 and lasts until noon. Dog River Clearwater Revival hosts a picnic starting around 11:00 for all volunteers. It's dirtier than the Dog Paddle, but fun in that you get to interact with lots of kindred spirits who care about our waterways.

17th Annual Coastal Cleanup in Alabama
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2004
Time: 8 a.m.
Contact: Amy King (251) 929-0900. ADCNR State Lands Office e-mail: aking@dcnr.state.al.us. Website: http://AlCoastalCleanup.com
Comments: Get the trash out of the splash!

Hunter's Moon Paddle
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Contact: Bob Andrews 344-8664, cell 367-4144

PHAT WATER Kayak Challenge
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2004
Time: All Day
Place: Begins at Grand Gulf, MS and ends at Natchez, MS
Contact: Click here for official website
Comments: The "PHAT WATER Kayak Challenge" will be held on October 9, 2004. The race begins at Grand Gulf and concludes at Natchez Landing, Natchez Under-The-Hill, in historic Natchez, Mississippi. The race is approximately forty-five miles long and will take most paddlers from five to seven hours to complete. An after race party and awards presentation will be hosted by the UNDER-THE-HILL-SALOON. Canoeists as well as kayakers are welcome.

Camping and Paddling - St Vincent Island, FL
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2004
Time: TBA
Place: St. Vincent Island
Contact: Mark Vance, (251) 458-7574
Comments: This is a camping trip to the Appalachicola Bay area. Mark plans at least a two night camp including a 13 mile paddle on Saturday.

Alabama Coastal Birdfest
Date: Thursday, October 14 to Sunday October 17, 2004
Time: all day
Place: The schedule lists 17 events. See a brochure or the website www.alabamacoastalbirdfest.com
Contact: (251) 929-0922 or their website
Comments: All events require pre-registration. Fees are $20 to $30. Longer events include a meal. Several evening events include a speaker. Commercial busses are scheduled to carry participants to various birdwatching sites on the Alabama Birding Trail. Registration deadline is September 30, 2004.

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IN OTHER NEWS

Print Version of the Club list
Juli Day, 479-8368, cezanneart@bellsouth.net is revising the print version of the club list. This is entirely voluntary; if you don't want to be in print, you don't have to offer your name. This is an alternative method for our members to contact one another if e-mail is not an option. If you know someone who does not use e-mail, but they would like to call or be called about paddle trips, pass this information along to them so they can be on the list.

Club Drinking Glasses
Harriet proposes that we order a quantity of insulated tumblers with the club logo on them. The one she held up at the meeting a clear, double-walled drinking glass that is sized to fit in most vehicle cup holders. (But will it fit in a Perception's cup holder?) Let her know how many you want; she is just taking a count at this stage to see what interest there is in the club. E-mail Hvk1457@aol.com

Kayak for Sale
Wilderness Systems Cape Horn 170, 17 feet, roto-molded plastic, yellow with black hatches, forward and aft, small day hatch, rudder, paddle, PFD, great boat, good condition, asking $950. Call Dick Becker, cell 251-604-0335.

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Thanks to Fran Morley for coming out to speak to us about the Alabama Bird Fest at our meeting Tuesday night.

Saturday, September 04, 2004

!!!!!!!!MEETING REMINDER!!!!!!!!!
The next meeting of the Mobile Bay Canoe & Kayak Club will be on Tuesday, September 7, 2004, at 7:00 p.m., at the Fairhope Yacht Club. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month, same time, same place.

At this month's meeting, after the usual business of reporting on and planning paddles, Fran Morley will give a brief presentation about the upcoming Alabama Coastal BirdFest and will pass out some brochures.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Kayak for Sale
Missy Patrick has a Wilderness Systems Pamlico 160 XL for sale. This is a 16' tandem kayak. Accessories and extras include rudder, spray skirt, child seat, cover, Seaclude paddles, rear flotation, life preservers (2), and wheel rig for front. Also included is a Thule #883 Glide & Set car top kayak rack. Asking $1,100. Call 251-342-5927