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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Friday, May 8 - Full Moon Paddle
Contact: Tracy Lannie 463-4233
Meet/Put-in: Bayou La Batre State Docks, Shell Belt Rd (see calendar for map)
Time: 6pm
Notes: We will put in at the State Docks in Bayou La Batre and paddle out into the Mississippi Sound to Coffee Island (Isle Aux Herbes) to watch the sun set and the moon rise. This is one of the most perfect spots in our area to see both! MUST bring PFD and light. Bring all other necessary paddling gear. Bring bugspray.
Important Note: This is not a paddler for beginners. Depending on winds, current, etc. we could have some small seas. Also, there is a main channel nearby, we are subject to encounter boat traffic. From the put-in to the island is one mile. Total trip will be approximately 3 to 5 miles. Paddlers must call if you plan to paddle. This event is subject to change depending on weather/water conditions.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Saturday, May 2 Dauphin Island Paddle
Leader: Maggie Pyle
Launch: 7:30 a.m. at the DI Golf Course
Easy Paddle, Two-four hours / Moderate pace
Please contact Maggie if you plan to paddle. Cell 251 648-0059
Notes: We'll paddle along the shore lines of Dauphin Island and Sand Island. This is an excellent paddle for new paddlers. We'll take a break on Sand Island to stretch our legs, have snacks, and watch the sea birds. To find DI Golf Course, go to the MBCKC website, scroll down to Paddling Resources, click on Local Launch Sites. On the left scroll down, click on DI Golf Course(not listed alphabetically).Please bring PFDs, water, munchies, bug spray, hats, sunglasses, binoculars, etc.
April Notes and Paddles
May Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2009. Bruce Coldsmith, President of Dog River Clearwater Revival , will talk about developing a "Blue Way Trail" on Dog River. Claire Wilson, Vice President of DRCR, will talk about the upcoming Dog Paddle Races. Also, there will be a presentation of March's Paddle Bayou Lafourche which was attended by approximately ten club members.

April Notes

Ron Smith gave an awesome slide-show presentation of the Alaskan paddle trip that he and his wife, Suzie, experienced. A special thanks to Ron for sharing his adventure with us!

Upcoming Events and Paddles

May 2, 2009 - Fish River Project - Kayakers needed/ Contact Anna Keene at (251)990-6002 or (see below)

May 7 - 9, 2009 - Woods & Water Expo, Spanish Fort / Volunteer Kayakers Needed. For more information, contact Gene Boothe Home Phone: 928-1107

May 16, 2009 - Dog Paddle Races / Dog River Park 8:30AM - 2:00PM, 1/2 mile races, 1 mile races, and a 7 mile down river race to Dog River Bridge. Open to all paddlers. See

May 30, 2009 - Grandman Triathlon /Volunteer Kayakers needed to assist in swim portion. Those interested MUST contact Harriet King-Ingraham (cell) 604-3741 or (Fairhope Boat Co) (251) 928-3417

June 11-13, 2009 - Paddle Alabama @ Weiss Lake for more info:

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Saturday, April 25 Escatawpa River at Presley's Outing
Leader: Maggie Pyle 251 648-0059
Launch: 2:00 p.m. at Presley's Outing (Please see calendar for map)
Launch Fee: $5
Notes: Easy Paddle, Two hours / Moderate pace
Presley's Outing is a beautiful small lake on Escatawpa River, located off I-10 just inside the Mississippi state line. It's an easy launch site. We'll paddle up the Escatawpa River and return back down to the launch site in about two hours. This is an excellent paddle for new paddlers. We'll take a break on sandy beaches. To find Presley's Outing, go to the MBCKC website, scroll down to Paddling Resources, click on Local Launch Sites. On the left scroll down, click on Presley's Outing (not listed alphabetically).
Please bring PFDs, water, munchies, bug spray, hats, sunglasses, etc. And don't forget the launch fee of $5. Please contact Maggie if you plan to paddle.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Thursday, April 23 - Whiskey Ditch Paddle
Contact: Tracy Lannie 463-4233 or
Put-In Place/Time: meet at 5:45 pm to be paddling by 6pm, River Docs on the causeway (just west of Ed's Shed on the opposite side of the road)
Notes: A short paddle to Whiskey Ditch - plan on being back at launch around sunset. Bring usual gear, PFD, light, water, snacks, bugspray. Please call if you plan on attending and leave a number where you can be reached in the event my plans change. MUST BRING PFD & LIGHT