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Friday, November 26, 2004

November Monet Paddle
Sunday, November 28, 2004
1:00 PM
Buzbee's Fish Camp, at the bridge on Hwy 225 just north of Hwy 31 in Spanish Fort
$3 Launch Fee
Beginner paddle of about 6 miles. Should take about 3 hours. Rest break in middle, so bring a snack.
Contact Matt Darring 251-463-8523, iama@backpacker.comm

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

For a look back at last weekend's Larry McDuff-led memorable paddle to the west end of Dauphin Island, there are two reports posted on the MBCAKC Trip Reports site. One report is from this world and the other, well, a different perspective from an alternate universe!

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

TAMPICO KAYAK FOR SALE
Hurricane Aquasports Tampico - red deck, white hull, 13.5 feet long, 23.5 inches wide, weighs 38 pounds, capacity 285 pounds. Purchased new November 2003, in perfect condition (kept in garage). $800.
Call Marilyn Craig, 251-973-0129 (home) or 251-605-6453 (cell). For more details about this model, go to www.hurricaneaquasports.com/tampico.htm.

CAPE HORN 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.

Monday, November 15, 2004

UPDATE -- DAUPHIN ISLAND PADDLE
Saturday & Sunday, November 20-21, 2004


Although not clearly noted before, this is a two-day paddle with camping at the far west end of the island. The meeting time for put-in has changed to 10:00 AM to allow for a more leisurely trip and stops to explore the cut-throughs and lunch, etc. You still need to call Larry McDuff at 928-1582 for detailed information about where to meet and park, and so he will know who to call with potential last minute trip changes.
The trip report for the MBCAKC Fall Picnic and Paddle is now posted on MBCAKC Trip Reports. If you weren't there, you were square!

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Go to MBCAKC Trip Reports to read the account of Bob Andrews' overnight trip to the Jug Lake platform and then over to Bottle Creek to Tensaw River and Bayou Tallapoosa to the platform behind Dead Lake Island and back down Tensaw Lake to Briar Lake and back to Rice Creek Landing. Whew!!

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

KAYAK FOR SALE

14 Foot Necky Zoar Sport (Yellow) only used 4 times
Bending Branches Paddle (Wood Paddle)
Stohlquist Jacket Adult Large
Aqua Bound Bilge Pump
Thule Roof Rack
All this for just $950.00

Contact George Miller - Home (251)639-6004, Cell (251)455-9162 or email George Miller

Friday, November 05, 2004

The downside of having my e-mail address plastered all over the club websites is that I (Julie) get a lot of spam. The upside is that I get kayaking spam from places like Patagonia. This just in from Scotland:

Hello fellow Sea Kayakers and greetings from the Outer Hebrides, Scotland!

We are contacting your club to advise you of the incredible sea kayaking opportunities provided by us in Scotland. The Outer Hebrides is described by many top paddlers as "The finest sea kayaking coastline in the world" and for good reason!
- Unspoilt and isolated, our coastline has been internationally recognised as the finest marine environment in Europe.
- Our seas are teeming with wildlife, including whales, dolphins, porpoises, otters and seals.
- We are Scotlands only Nordkapp Trust Expedition Centre - awarded to centres of excellence in unique sea kayaking locations around the world.
- Our guides and instructors are all BCU qualified and experienced.
- We provide quality equipment including NDK glass kayaks.

We would be happy if you took a look at our website and shared it with your club members. Why dont you come and join us in "the finest sea kayaking coastline in the world"?

Yours,
Niall Johnson
www.seakayakouterhebrides.co.uk

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Thanks a bunch, Niall. Now I have to add yet another line to my list of places I want to paddle!
----UPDATE----
Annual Club Fall Picnic and Paddle

Date: Saturday, November 13, 2004
Time: 2:00 PM into the evening
Place: Gary & Aven Warner's place on Dog River
Directions: I-10 to Dauphin Island Parkway south, turn right (after CVS) on Clubhouse Rd, go .25 mi., turn right on Riverside and go 1 mi. to 2212 Riverside on the right. They have a long driveway to get back to the put-in.
Comments: PLEASE RSVP TO AVEN (251)473-1819 to get a headcount and to let her know what you will bring for the potluck dinner, which will start at 5:00 PM. Aven will provide chicken and salad, so she needs to know how many to cook for. Bring your own beverages of choice.
The paddle will start at 3:00 PM and go into a nearby bayou, lasting for 1 hour, with other options for those who want to paddle a little longer. The paddle will be leisurely and most suitable for beginners with any kind of kayak or canoe.
This will be a great outing to meet your fellow club members and will be well attended, so make plans to come and call Aven.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

NOVEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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.

NOTICE
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.