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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

February Notes and Paddles

March Meeting
The next meeting will be held at the Fairhope Boat Company - the top of the hill from the yacht club - 702 N. Section Street - Fairhope, March 4th at 7 p.m.

The February Meeting/Paddle took place on Soldier Creek on Febrary 5th. Eleven Kayakers attended and had the opportunity to see abundant wildlife, enjoy the sun, and even play 'kayak football'. For more on this meeting/paddle please click on "MBCAKC Paddle Reports" under 'links' to the right.

Please Note: Tina Murphy's email address is changing from to

***New Paddle Posting*******
Red Maple Slough
Date: Monday, March 3, 2008
Contact: Harriet Ingraham 604.3741; 928.4568
Time: time to be determined - mid-morning probably
Launch: launch at River Docs on the causeway
Notes: about an 8 mile round trip - will be an advanced paddle - wind possibly will be an issue.
The Red Maples should be in about full bloom by the 3rd... A beautiful paddle that we all look forward to every year.
You must call Harriet if you want to come - she will tell you the time.


The Alabama Derelict Crab Trap Removal will be held on March 1, 2008 on the Mobile Bay Causeway
Where: Tensaw boat launch
When: March 1 at 8am
Notes: T-shirts and water will be provided. Please see the below link for more details.

Tour De LADR
Click here: Medical Society of Mobile County — Home
Location: Five Rivers Delta Resource Center
When: Sunday, March 16, 2008; 6:30 until noonish
What: Our help is needed to take kids or families on canoe or kayak rides.
Who: Harriet Ingraham 604.3741 cell; 928.4568 hm

We are helping Five Rivers Outfitters with taking anyone who wants to go for a short canoe or kayak ride. Five Rivers is providing the canoes/kayaks, we are supplying the paddler. As the race begins at 7, it is best we be there prior to. These events are a bundle of energy, even early in the morning.

This is an annual fund-raiser for Camp Rap-A-Hope, the wonderful foundation for chlidren of cancer. 100% of monies collected at this event go back to the camp. We are among several vendors and groups who are helping put on this event. Your time is what will make this happen. As both the run and the canoe/kayak rides is a new offering to the event this year, It is unknown how many will want to take canoe/kayak rides, so we need at least 15 people there, but will be happy with many more. Feel free to bring your own kayak and equipment to do some paddling. Ideally, we will paddle around Sardine Pass while the race part of the event is going on - a great way to raise awareness of our sport, and raise interest for, esp., the younger generation of enthusiasts. But, during and after, we will be available to take people out.

Please let me know you are coming - this takes some organization on my part. I need a contact phone number to reach you in the event of updates or changes or any kind.

Paddle Bayou Lafourche
March 27-30
2008 Registration is now open. For more information call: 1-800-259-869 or go to the website at:

Bluz Cruz Marathon
April 19, 2008 - A 22 mile race on the Mississippi

February Paddles:
Farewell to Mareike & Andre' Paddle
Date: Sunday, Feb 10, 2008
Place: Rice Creek Landing to the Indian Mounds
Notes: approximately 13 miles round trip Pace is moderate to advanced - must be able to paddle 3-4 mph for extended periods of time.
Meeting Place: Meet at Stagecoach parking lot in Stockton at 8:45 A.M.
Contact: Harriet & Fritz - home 928.4568; h cell 604.3741, f cell 680.8928 CALL IF YOU PLAN TO COME
Mareike and Andre' are leaving for a different river on their journey. They've been here for 2 years, been paddling with us for a year. This is one place they haven't made it to - so now is the time.
More Notes: A long day, so come prepared with plenty of food, snacks, drinks, bug spray, sun-tan lotion, extra clothes, rain jacket - all the normal things. We will do a short hike to the Indian mounds, so have shoes that are appropriate.Again, call if you plan to make the trip.

Other Upcoming various paddles include: Camp Rapahope fundraiser on March 16, Bayou La Fouche the end of March (see December Paddle announcements), Grandman Triathlon the end of May, a spring trip to Boiling Creek will be posted soon (have you purchased your pass?), and much more before, during, and in-between - there's always someone on the water -take advantage of their knowledge and learn our water-ways.