FEBRUARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
February Flash Paddles will be posted on the baykayaker.blogspot.com website and sent by email as they are announced. So, check out this site frequently to make sure you do not miss any opportunities.
Second Annual Super Bowl Paddle and Party
Harriet and Fritz Ingraham
Date: Sunday, February 6, 2005 - rain or shine, cold or warm
Paddle time and place: 1 p.m. at the former Lulu's location, US 98 under the Fish River Bridge
Party time and place: after 5:30 at their home.
Comments: You don't have to paddle to party. We MUST know if you are coming (how else will you know where we are paddling or how to get to our house)- contact by phone 928-4568 or email. Bring a dish for everyone to share and bring your drink of choice - remember to be a responsible alcohol beverage consumer - let someone else drive you home. We will provide either grilled chicken. IF YOU WANT YOUR FOOD HOT, you guys must promise to go outside and talk to Fritz while he grills - he was left alone last year and missed most of the party. If you don't promise to go talk to him while he cooks - then he will cook before the paddle and we will have cold food. We will have 2 computers on with slide shows of various paddle trips of 2004. The Super Bowl will be on 2 TV's. SPECIAL HALFTIME EVENT (better than last years TV event!!! - now if this doesn't get you here, nothing will). Directions to our home will be sent to the members by e-mail or phone.
St. Vincent Island
Date: February 11-13
Contact: Bob Andrews - cell: 251-367-4144
Place: St. Vincent Island
Comments: Call Bob to get on the waiting list. This trip is booked up.
Date: February 13
Time: 1 p.m.
Contact: Matt Darring 463-8523 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Place: Rice Creek Landing
Comments: Wear red and/or bring your sweetheart.
Econfina Car Camping and Paddle
Date: February 25-27
Time: Campground reserved for Feb. 25 (Friday from 2:00 PM) until Monday, Febuary 27 10:00 AM
Contact: Gary Worob email@example.com 850-259-9337
Place: Blue Spring Campground
Comments: Gary has 25 openings for overnight camping and 19 are filled as of the Tuesday night meeting. The Econfina campsite has toilets but no potable water. Fine deep springs upstream and downstream. On Sunday, he plans another paddle through very old cypress swamp near Bruce, FL. More details and clarifications later in separate announcement.
The baykayaker website has a link to our long range calendar with paddle dates already extending into early fall. Take a look and plan ahead.
Thank you Cara Lankford of the National Estuary Program for the presentation on Oyster Gardening and the beginnings of the Crabwatch program. The NEP has offices in the old Brookley complex. If you may be interested in volunteering for their programs to improve the health of Mobile Bay, contact them.
Harriet has newly designed club business cards. If you want a few to pass to potential members, just ask Harriet. We passed the hat at the club meeting to cover costs of printing them. We have no dues and really low expenses with this club.
News item: The January 27, 2005 issue of the Baldwin Press has an article on page 8 about the possible renaming of Justin's Bay. The United States Board of Geographic Names requested that the Spanish Fort City Council consider a name change from Justin's Bay to Chastang Bay. In addition, the board requested the name Duck Skiff Pass be added to the small channel that connects Sardine Pass to Justin's Bay.