November Club Calendar
Dates: Friday, Nov. 4 - Monday, Nov. 7, 2005
Time: Open for us at 2:00 PM on Friday and check-out by 10:00 AM on Monday
Place: Blue Spring Campground, North West Florida Water Management District
Directions from Mobile: Go east on I-10 to Hwy 81 in Florida, about 2 hours. Go south to Hwy 20 at Bruce and turn left (East). Go past Hwy 79 and a few miles past Hwy 77, you will come to Econfina Creek and there will be Pitt Springs on your left. Continue a short distance (maybe a mile) and Blue Springs Rd. North will be on your left. DO NOT GO RIGHT ON BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH. Take a left on Blue Springs Rd. North and go about a mile. Ignore the private signs and drive carefully as the road winds alot. ON YOUR LEFT will be two gates. The second gate is for us. The lock combination is 9337.
What to bring: bring your own food, water and please bring firewood. Saturday night will be a potluck dinner. NWFMWD does not want to “SEE” alcoholic beverages, so be discrete. Bring your own tent or van camp. We are not supposed to bring rv’s. This site will hold 25 campers and no limit on paddlers. We will be camped near our own set of springs. Tom and I will be setting up a sweat lodge for the big feast/celebration on Saturday. Bring musical instruments. Bring your canoes & kayaks. Bring wet suits and snorkeling gear, if you plan to explore the springs the closeup way.
Contacts & phone numbers: Gary Worob: email@example.com or 850-259-9337 cell, Bob Andrews: 251-367-4144
Fall Paddle & Potluck Dinner
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2005
Time: Paddle: 2:00 PM, Dinner: 6:00 PM
Place: Fowl River, Mobile, AL
Contact: Marilyn Craig - Home 973-0129, Cell 605-6453 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: Marilyn Craig has graciously agreed to host our Fall Club Party at her house on Fowl River just down from the marina. She has a good put-in and plenty of parking space. Marilyn is fixing chili for us, so call her to let her know how many are coming and to find out what we will all need to bring for "potluck" to round out the meal.
Directions to Marilyn's house will be sent to club members via e-mail. If you would like directions to Marilyn's house, please e-mail Brint at email@example.com.
Full Moon Paddle - Bay Minette Basin - 5 Year Anniversary
Date: Sunday, November 13, 2005
Time: 3:30 PM
Place: Buzbee's on Hwy 225, go 2 mi. north of Hwy 31 from Bruno's in Spanish Fort
Contact: Bob Andrews 251-367-4144
Comments: Easy paddle from Buzbee's for about 3 hours to see sunset and moon rise and then those inclined will retire for dinner at Beach House Grill on the Causeway. This is the 5 year anniversary of the first MBCAKC group paddle which also took place at Buzbee's.
Dauphin Island - West end camping trip CANCELLED-WEATHER
Date: Saturday, November 19-20, 2005
Time: 10:00 AM
Place: west end of Dauphin Island
Contact: Brint Adams 251-583-9919
Comments: We will park in a friend's driveway out near the west end of residential area and paddle out to the far west end of the island for a night of fine dining, campfire and camping. Bring plenty of food,water and camping gear to be prepared for all weather conditions. We will return Sunday morning arriving at the take-out by early afternoon. Each paddle leg will be about nine miles.
Byrnes Lake to Causeway - One Way Downriver
Date: Sunday, December 4, 2005
Time: 9:00 AM
Place: Meet at Bruno's in Spanish Fort, AL on Hwy 225 & Hwy 31 or go directly to Byrnes Lake County Park
Contact: Brint Adams 251-583-9919
Comments: We will paddle out to the Tensaw, go downriver to Blakeley State Park, over to Mudhole Creek to Little Bateau Bay to Conway Creek to Chacaloochee Bay and end up at Riverdocs. We will have a shuttle to take paddlers back to Byrnes Lake to retrieve vehicles. Bring lunch, fluids and the usual gear for a wonderful day paddle down through the lower delta.