CLUB MEETINGS ARE HELD THE FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT THE

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

To post information to this website or for further information about this website, just ask Tracy at tracy@thelannies.us
Current Club Coordinator: Tracy Lannie
MBCKC would like to express our appreciation to 5 Rivers and it's staff for all they do.

Disclaimer: This site provides general information & links on topics of paddling. Paddlesports can pose serious risks of damage to personal property & serious bodily injury including permanent disability & death. Anyone participanting in any MBCKC event or participating in any event mentioned on this website does so at their own risk and agrees to hold MBCKC harmless from any liability as a result of such participation or use of information contained herein.

Monday, October 29, 2007

November Meeting
The November Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 6th at 7pm at Fairhope Yacht Club. The meeting will be on the FYC pier; it may be cool and/or breezy so you may want to bring a jacket.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Paddle Nov. 3rd
Place: Cloverleaf Landing up to McVays, down to Blakeley and back
Date: Nov 3, Saturday
Fritz Ingraham: 680.8928 cell; 928.4568 hm
Time: Meet at Bruno's in Spanish Fort at 8:30 a.m.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

This is the previously announced Upper Delta Paddle that has been changed to Lower Delta due to the possibility of winter water (low water due to north winds) in the Bayous of the Upper Delta.

As there is another paddle that has just been announced for this day, we suggest those wishing for an easy paddle to go on the other one, those wishing to go on a faster paced, longer paddle to go with Fritz. It's great to have choices, isn't it?

Bring usual safety equipment, water, snacks or light lunch. Duration could be 4-6 hours.

Call if you are coming - you never know when the paddle leader may change location, and if he doesn't have your phone number, you won't be able to be notified!

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Anyone wishing to join in with one or many of the weekend activities at the Florida Paddlers' Rendezvous 2007 (Oct. 26-28), please follow the following link and instructions - great weekend of fun on the water and off

http://wfcanoekayak.com/rendezvous/
Mystery Paddle
Sunday, Oct. 14
Time: call to find out Place: call to find out
1) maybe Boiling Creek (but have to have a current pass)
2) maybe Sand Island
3) maybe Perdido Estuary
Call Bob 367.4144 to find out where, when and other details

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

--October Notes and Paddles--
(last updated: October 3rd)

November Meeting
The November Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 6th at 7pm at Fairhope Yacht Club.

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

2) Thanks to everyone who entered photographs for the first annual Mobile Bay Canoe and Kayak Club photography contest and congratulations to all our winners!

*5 Rivers Fall Kayak Fishing Tournament - Mike Bosarge invites us to join in the festivities of the 1st Annual 5 Rivers Kayak Fishing Tournament to be held October 27, 2007. For more information, click here: http://www.mbkfa.com/tournament1007.htm



Paddles:
Bayou Le Batre Paddle
Date: 6 October, 2007
Time: 9 a.m.

Place: Meet at St. Margaret Catholic Church.
Launch Fee: none
Contact: Tracy Lannie at 463.4233
Length: easy to moderately paced 5-mile round trip in protected water.

Directions: 13790 South Wintzell, just over the BLB bridge (click here for map&directions)
Comments: The plan is to go under the bridge and paddle up to the head of
the 'bayou'. Bring fluids, snacks, PFD, suntan lotion, bug spray.
CALL TRACY 463-4233 IF YOU PLAN ON PADDLING AND LEAVE YOUR NUMBER SO THEY CAN CONTACT YOU IN THE EVENT OF ANY CHANGES.

Upper Delta Paddle - Rice Creek
Date: 7 October, 2007
Time: Afternoon

Place: Rice Creek to Jug Lake
Launch Fee: None
Contact: Bob Andrews at 367.4144
Length: 5 miles in and 5 miles back.

Directions: Contact Bob Andrews
Comments: Plan to paddle 5 miles in and 5 miles back with time to eat a snack/meal on the platform. Call Bob for time and meeting place.

Pelican Point Paddle
Date: 14 October, 2007
Time: 2 p.m.

Place: Weeks Bay
Launch Fee: none.
Contact: Nancy Ward @ 990.5575
Length: Several easy miles along the shoreline of Weeks Bay, return before sunset.

Directions: Launching at Pelican Point at the terminus of Route 1 on the Eastern Shore.
Comments: Contact Nancy if you intend to paddle

Boiling Creek Paddle
Date: 20 October, 2007
Time: 8:20 a.m.

Place: Meet at Wilcox Road Exit 53 off I-10 at 8:20 a.m. to begin the caravan to the put-in.
Launch Fee: none.
Contact: Harriet and Fritz Ingraham - 928.4568 hm; 604.3741 or 680.8928 cells
Length: 5 miles.
Directions: East on I-10 from Mobile/EasternShore to Exit 53.
Comments: This will be a moderate paddle due to the narrow, twisty nature of Boiling Creek that requires a degree of boat handling skill in a following current. Contact Fritz or Harriet if you plan to make this paddle.

Upper Delta Paddle
Date: 3 November, 2007
Comments: Details TBD