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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

FLASH PADDLE - DAUPHIN ISLAND TO SAND ISLAND

Date: June 19, 2005.
Depart Time: 8:00 AM (In water & beginning the paddle). It is an early launch to avoid the heat of the afternoon.
Return Time: Noon (approx).
Launch Site: Protected waters by the rock jetties, far east end, south side. (Drive east on Bienville Blvd until it ends in a small parking lot).
Take-Out Site: Same as Launch Site.
Restrooms: None at launch site.
Launch Cost: Free.
Trip Distance: Approx 8 miles.
Trip Route: South to Sand Island, take a break for individual activities, then go along the north side of Sand Island to the northern tip, take another break, then cross to Dauphin Island near the Pier, then east along the south side of Dauphin Island back to the launch site. (A triangular loop). Route subject to last minute change based on weather and sea conditions at trip time.
Trip Speed: Leisurely 2.5 to 3 mph.
Recommended Paddler Level: Must be experienced in self rescue.
Food/Snacks: Bring enough snacks to fuel your needs, with plenty of fluids for hydration.
Gear: Standard safety gear which includes: paddle float, pump, spray skirt (for sit-in kayaks), and life vest. Other items to bring would be sunglasses (polarized), hat, sunscreen, & insect repellent, etc.
Options: Bring a bathing suit and go swimming. Bring a fishing pole and cast a few times for fish. Bring binoculars to see birds up close - they are currently nesting and are a bit aggressive. Bring a towel and lay out on the beach. Bring a storage bag and go shell hunting. Bring a camera and take photos.
Replenishment Activities: Lunch at the Seafood Galley.
Leader: Rob Nykvist
Contact Numbers: 460-4646 423-0015
Email: kayaker@mchsi.com