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5 RIVERS DELTA RESOURCE CENTER (map) AT 7PM. SEE THE POSTS BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS!

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Current Club Coordinator: Tracy Lannie
MBCKC would like to express our appreciation to 5 Rivers and it's staff for all they do.

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

--September Notes and Paddles--
(last updated: September 29th)

October Meeting - LOCATION CHANGE
The October Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 2nd at 7pm at BAYSIDE ACADEMY IN DAPHNE, see map below or call Juli for directions at 377-0054. Bring your photo submissions for the photo contest (click here for contest details)


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Notes: (There is a lot here this month...)

1) Alabama Coastal Birdfest is October 18-21st, see www.alabamacoastalbirdfest.com

2) Lisa Kennedy had three kayaks stolen in early-August. She is asking club members to keep an eye out for them. See pictures and contact info at:
http://mbcakcboats4sale.blogspot.com/2007/08/stolen-3-kayaks.html

3) Eglin Air Force Base Recreation Permits expire on October 1st, 2007, they now cost $10. Please see the link to the right for details.

Paddles:
September Full Moon Paddle
Date: 26 September, 2007
Time: 5:45pm

Place: Whiskey Ditch
Launch Fee: none.
Contact: Harriet and Fritz Ingraham - 928.4568 hm; 604.3741 or 680.8928 cells
Length: Several easy miles.

Directions: Launcg at River Docks, the boat launch on the north side of the causeway, approximately 300 feet west of Ed's Shed)
Comments:
CALL IF YOU PLAN TO COME - LOCATION SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND WEATHER - IF YOU CALL US AND LEAVE A PHONE NUMBER TO REACH YOU, WE WILL CALL YOU WITH ANY CHANGE OF PLANS.

Short duration - 5 miles round trip - a beautiful place to float to. Pace will be slow to medium. Bring LIGHT, PFD, bugspray, all the usual paddling needs.
A note of reminder: at any time when paddling, be aware of your surroundings, especially with regard to motor boats, air boats, sailboats, etc. We will paddle through Pass Picada enroute and on return from Whiskey Ditch. Pass Picada often has faster, larger moving watercraft on it, due in large to people going to the local restaurants to dine. At any time, when paddling with Harriet and Fritz, that another larger faster moving watercraft approaches - you MUST MOVE TO THE SHORE OF THE WATERWAY. Use common sense - you may not be able to hear the directive from us, so take the responsibility yourself and move close to shore. If after dark - MAKE SURE YOUR LIGHT IS DIRECTED IN THE DIRECTION OF THE LARGER WATERCRAFT, so there is an awareness of you, in your kayak, sitting very low on the water.
Have fun on the water - the Full Moon Paddle's are magical. But remember to be aware of your surroundings.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

MOBILE BAY CANOE & KAYAK CLUB PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
'"COASTAL IMAGES"
Categories (limit of 3 photo's per category per entry)
Flora/Fauna
Landscape/Waterscape
Boat (with or without Paddlers)
Birds/Wildlife
Share what you see as you paddle the delta, bays, estuaries or many rivers and bayous along the coast.
Photographs must be taken from your boat* and/or include an image of a boat* in your photograph.
Photographs may be in color or black and white
All Entries should be recent photographs
For judging purposes please title your entry
Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each of the four categories listed above.
Bring your mounted or framed photograph to the October 2nd meeting. Entries will be judged by MBCKC members.
*boat represents non-motorized: kayak, canoe, etc.
Attach the following information to the back of your entry:
Name
Subject
Title
Full Moon Paddle - Bay Minette Basin

Monday, August 27, 2007; 6:00 PM
Harriet and Fritz Ingraham
928.4568 home; 604.3741 h-cell; 680.8928 f-cell
launch at Buzbee's on Hwy 225 north of Spanish Fort
$3.00 launch fee
Call/email Harriet or Fritz if you are coming.
if rain delay, will be re-scheduled for Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Join us for another full moon rising, sun setting paddle - no better place to view both in such glory. LIGHTS are required for paddling after dark. We will raft together somewhere to watch the sun set and the moon rise. Bring all normal paddling gear and food and drink for yourself and/or to share. We will not be exiting our kayaks, but will be stopping at some point to enjoy the view and eat a snack. Bug spray may be needed.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

FOWL RIVER PADDLE - JULI DAY WILL LEAD
DATE: AUGUST 25, 2007 - SATURDAY
TIME: 8:00 AM
PLACE: JENKINS MEMORY STORE ON FOWL RIVER ROAD
FOWL RIVER ROAD RUNS EAST AND WEST BETWEEN DAUPHIN ISLAND PKWY AND BELLINGRATH ROAD.
I PLAN TO STAY IN THE UPPER SECTION OF FOWL RIVER GOING SOUTH FROM JENKINS AND THEN BACK NORTH UNDER THE BRIDGE. SHOULD BE OUT A COUPLE OF HOURS AND THIS IS AN EASY PADDLE.
WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO SWIM ALSO.
BRING SUNSCREEN, WATER, PFD AND THE NORMAL GEAR.
ANYONE PLANNING ON GOING ON THIS TRIP MUST!!!!!! CONTACT ME AT 377-0054 OR E-MAIL ME AT THIS SITE OR AT CEZANNEART@BELLSOUTH.NET
JULI DAY

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Kayak Instruction Opportunity!!

Four hour private group class on Mobile Bay for a total of> $650. That works out to $65 per person for 10 people.
The rate goes up, per person, for groups under 10:
9- $72
8- $81.25
7- $93
6- $103
5- $130
4- $162.50 ..... and so on.

>> This class is geared toward recreational kayaks and consists of boat and paddle design, getting in and out of the kayak from shore using the rear cockpit paddle brace, wet exits, self-rescue, assisted rescue, towing an injured paddler, learning the forward stroke technique, sweep turns, skullingdraws, hanging draws, and bow rudders; proper form for preventing physical injuries and proper maneuvers for efficient paddling will be emphasized. Tonywill gear the class to the experience level and individual interest of the participants.

Paddle float (blow-up) and hand pump required for class. Tony will show how to make a tow-belt from simple materials. The class location will be at the park on South Mobile Street in Fairhope on Mobile Bay. The class should meet at 10am and would be 4 to 6 hours. If weather conditions are bad, the class would be moved to Bay Minette Creek. There is a launch fee there of $3 per boat. Class is held rain or shine. Only severe weather conditions would warrant cancellation of the class.

Tony Kramer
Owner/Guide/Instructor The Sea Kayaker
http://theseakayaker.com
1-800-595-3286> 770-403-8346
http://theseakayaker.com/sea_kayak_instruction/sea_kayak_rescue.html

Tony takes a "How To" approach to his kayak instruction and tours. Asan instructor, his experience is based on over seventeen years of open oceantouring and BCU training.His adventures have taken him to Alaska and the many miles of the southeast Atlantic Coast, Gulf Coast and Mississippi Sound. Tony is certified in CPR andFirst Aid and has countless hours of rescue work in seven to eight foot seas.

Please contact Tina Murphy tcmurph@mchsi.com (WFCKC) or Harriet > Ingraham hvk1457@aol.com (MBACKC) if you are interested in taking this class. If there are enough people wanting a class and it is a go, payment will be due August 20. If there are enough people for two classes, another class in Pensacola may be added.