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Thursday, January 25, 2007

--FLASH PADDLES: January 27th and 28th--

Bay Grass Creek Paddle
Date: January 27th, 2007
Time: 1:00 p.m. (in the water and departing)
Place: Bay Grass Creek
Launch Fee: None
Contact: Rob Nykvist at 423-0015
Length: 11-12 miles, plan on 4-5 hours at a leisurely 3mph pace.
Launching on the Causeway by the old Exxon/Texaco Station near the triple boat ramps.
Plan to get back around sunset. We will be crossing open waters which can get choppy in windy conditions. Please bring a spray skirt, life jacket and other usual safety gear, sunscreen, water, snacks, etc. The route we will take is as follows: cross the Tensaw River, up the Spanish River to Bay Grass Creek and back.

Bob's Mystery Flash Paddle
Date: January 28th, 2007
Contact: Bob Andrews at 367-4144
Bob Andrews plans to lead a paddle somewhere on Sunday, Jan 28, 2007. Place and time are undecided of yet, as he is watching the weather. Temperature calls for high of 50 with strong winds and overcast sky. Bob will choose a protected area to paddle, but dress appropriately and bring the usual snacks, water and gear. Bob's paddles are always great. Give him a call if you want to come along and he will keep you updated on time, place, etc.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Flash -- Weekend Paddle

January 13 or 14, 2007

Who: Fritz and Harriet
when: Sat OR Sun, Jan 13 or 14 -
time: TBD
where: Lower Delta - Bay Minette Basin, Byrnes Lake or Hurricane Creek
contact: home 928-4568
Easy Paddle, 3-4 hours
sounding a bit vague - it is, but we are definitely going. We just have a home-do chore that must be completed, so not finalized on which day yet. SOOOO, if you are interested in paddling with us, give us a call so we can call you when our plans become firm (leave a message if we don't answer). This will be an easy paddle, pace will be determined by those who wish to join us.

Days will be pleasant, bring snack and drink. And don't forget, we will have 'the paddle' so you guys can use it and sign it. Hope to hear from you.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

January News and Notes

Happy New Year! There are a number of paddles tentatively planned for this month, but no firm dates have been set...yet!

If you haven't already done so, I am going to make a quick plug for the yahoo e-mail group that the club is a venue for anyone to announce a paddle to the rest of the club via e-mail. I do my best to keep the website updated, but if I am out of town I occasionally miss paddles that people have asked me to post. In short, your best bet for getting and passing paddling information is to do both the yahoo groups e-mail and the website! Follow the link and click the Join This Group button on the upper right side of the webpage.

Pass the Paddle:
Date: Your choice...
Time: Anytime...
Place: A kayak-able/canoe-able waterway in Alabama
Length: A single paddlestroke (or two...)
Contact: Harriet Ingram; or (251)
Comments: READ THIS OR NOTHING ABOVE MAKES SENSE...Pass the Paddle is a program to dip a single paddle in as many Alabama waterways as possible before the Governor of Alabama dedicates the paddle to the 5-Rivers Resource Center in Mobile. You pick the place (no one else can have paddled it) and dip the paddle. Afterwards, you dry it, write the location, and sign it. We are asking that you limit your paddlestrokes as some of the earliest names are starting to wear after repeated immersion. Contact Harriet for full details and coordinate a paddle.

Lake Eufala
(click to see December's News and Notes)

Planning a paddle? Let me know, and I will post it here!


- Our next meeting is February 6th, see you then!

Monday, January 01, 2007


Meeting on January 2nd at the Fairhope Yacht Club at 7pm! See you then!