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Friday, September 29, 2006

FLASH PADDLE - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2006

Mobile Bay Lighthouse & Sunset Trip

Date: September 30, 2006
Launch: Mullet Point Park (About 5 miles south of Point Clear, in Baldwin County, on County Road 1, a quarter mile south of the Scenic US 98 turn to the east.)
Time: Plan on arriving early enough so we can be in the water and getting underway at 2:00 P.M.
Duration: Approx 4-5 Hours. Expect to get back about sunset, so bring a flashlight just in case.
Pace: About 3 mph avg - Leisurely - not a race.
Skill Level: This is an OPEN water trip 6 miles out into Mobile Bay, not a trip for beginners.
Gear: Standard safety gear and if you have a sit-in kayak, please, make sure you bring a spray skirt & pump.
Expenses: Launch is free.
Leader: Rob Nykvist (251) 423-0015

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

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October Meeting
Date: Oct 3rd
Time: 7:00pm
Location:Fairhope Yacht Club
(note:meetings occur the first Tuesday of every month, same time and place)

Cathy Barnette, Executive Director, Alabama Coastal Foundation will be presenting at the October meeting. Cathy will talk about the Coastal Foundation and their activities and mission to protect the quality of Alabama's Coastal Resources. Come and enjoy her presentation and have your questions ready for her. To see the foundation's website go to http://www.joinacf.org/

Sunday, September 24, 2006

-- Flash Paddle --
Rice Creek to Jug Lake
Date: October 1st
Time: 9:30 am
Place: Rice Creek Landing/Stagecoach Restaurant Stockton, AL
Contact: Bob Andrews @ 367-4144
Launch Fee: none
Directions/Comments: Bob is limiting this paddle to 20 people, so call him if you plan to come!

Meet at Stagecoach Restaurant in Stockton, AL at 9:30 a.m. If you know the way to Rice Creek landing, be there by 10 a.m. Note the signpost at Rice Creek Road is down, so if you aren't sure where to go, meet at Stagecoach at 9:30 so you can follow Bob.

Paddle will be 10-12 miles in length - plan on 5-6 hours as the paddle will be leisurely and time will be spent eating. Bring snacks or lunch to eat on the Jug Lake Platform. Bring water, food, bugspray, sunscreen - all the usual. Bob is limiting this paddle to 20 people, so call him if you plan to come - in addition - this paddle will be posted on the West FL Canoe and Kayak Club site, so there may be people coming from there. The platform will only hold so many people - first to respond to Bob, first to get on the list.

No shuttle is needed. Remember, don't linger - call Bob and reserve your spot.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

--FLASH INFO--

Alabama Coastal Cleanup
Date: September 16, 2006
Time: 8:00 - 12:00 Noon
Place: Luscher (Navco) Park (Cleanup going on at multiple locations)
Contact: Rob Nykvist at 460-7573 / 510-0403

http://www.alabamacoastalcleanup.com/

Sunday, September 10, 2006

September News and Notes

Some good news for those who have sweated through meetings in the past, the boat shed now has air conditioning and ceiling insulation. Juli Day mentioned that Leatherwood is now blooming near Rice Creek. Tom advised that a needle compass and a map are a good idea when hiking in the woods during a kayak stop as GPS may not get a good signal through the trees.

Eglin Air Force Base permits are up for renewal at the end of September. EVEN IF YOU ONLY PADDLE ONCE, IT'S WORTH THE SMALL FEE. So, don't wait until a couple days before a paddle, renew early. For more information, click on FAQ
and scroll to the bottom.
Watch for the MBCAKC anniversary party in November.

Planned Paddles For September and early-October

Bay Minette Basin
Date: September 17th
Time: 3 p.m.
Place: Buzbee's
Contact: Juli Day 479-8368 or cezanneart@bellsouth.net
Launch Fee: Yes, $3.00
Directions: On Hwy 225 North from Spanish Fort, south side of the bridge over Bay Minette Creek on the right.

Little River at the North edge of Baldwin County
Date: September 23rd
Time 9 a.m.
Place: Meet at the Stagecoach Restaurant, junction of Hwy 225 and 59
Contact: Mark @ 802-8484
Launch Fee: No
Directions: Contact Mark. Mark is leading the West Florida Canoe Club and they plan to take out at the Hwy 59 bridge. Website for the West Florida Club is http://www.wfcanoekayak.com.

Rice Creek to Jug Lake
Date: October 1st
Time: Put in about 10:00 AM
Place: Rice Creek
Contact: Juli Day @ 479-8368/377-0054 or Bob Andrews @ 367-4144
Launch Fee: No
Comments: meet at Stagecoach Restaurant in Stockton, AL at 9:30 a.m. If you know the way to Rice Creek landing, be there by 10 a.m. Note the signpost at Rice Creek Road is down, so if you aren't sure where to go, meet at Stagecoach at 9:30, so you can follow Bob. Paddle will be 10-12 miles in length - plan on 5-6 hours as the paddle will be leisurely and time will be spent eating. Bring snacks or lunch to eat on the Jug Lake Platform. Bring water, food, bugspray, sunscreen - all the usual. Bob is limiting this paddle to 20 people, so call him if you plan to come - in addition - this paddle will be posted on the West FL Canoe and Kayak Club site, so there may be people coming from there. The platform will only hold so many people - first to respond to Bob, first to get on the list. No shuttle is needed. Remember, don't linger - call Bob and reserve your spot.

West Florida Canoe Club Annual Blackwater Forest Campout
Date: October 28,29
Time: TBA
Place: Bear Lake
Contact: Mark, phone 802-8484 or http://www.wfcanoekayak.com.





Friday, September 01, 2006

Sunday, September 3rd: Magnolia River II Second Time. The weather didn't co-operate last time. Let's try again. We'll head downriver from the put-in to explore the salt marshes and try to make it to Weeks Bay. Beautiful area. Easy, relaxed paddle. Meet at the Shell station on Highway 98 and cty rd 49. There's a Shell station and a Pure station on either side of south 49 at 98. We'll then drive the short distance to the Rock Street put-in. Bring sunscreen, water, snack, pfd, anything to make your paddle pleasant. You might need bug spray. It would be nice, but not essential, to call Nancy to let her know who to expect. Contact Nancy Ward @ 990-5575.

September Meeting: Tuesday, September 5th
Tom Meyer will be hosting the meeting as Harriet will be out of town on vacation. After the usual club business, Tom will also give us a presentation on his Buffalo River Trip. Tom gives great presentations, so plan to attend!
-- FLASH PADDLE--
Friday, September 1st

Quick paddle tonight (Friday, 1 Sep) to take advantage of a really great day! Meet at the old river docs off Battleship Parkway at around 6:30pm, we'll paddle for maybe an hour to an hour and a half (sun sets around 7:20 pm) up into Big Bateau Big or Conway Creek (straight north from the put in). Call Ian if you are interested; 251-605-0743.