Thursday, July 07, 2005

July Paddles

Mogul River Mice July Paddles
Saturday, July 9th (no plans to stop for refreshments, so bring your own)
1:00pm (Looks like rain, so call Jerry H-399-4672; cell-672-7858 Saturday morning to confirm plans)
Jerry Schneider is hosting this one-time only paddle on the Western Branch of the Nansemond River in Suffolk. Follow the winding creek out to the main river, then paddle the Nansemond north or south and explore some new territory! This unique put-in and paddle is complements of one of Jerry’s clients, but the offer is only good for July. Put in is north of Downtown Suffolk, just off Pruden Blvd. (route 10/32). Drive about three miles north from the exit on the Suffolk bypass, then turn right onto Sack Point Road. Make the second right onto Riverfront Drive, then look for Jerry’s “Black Box” on the right. This will be a beginner/intermediate paddle. Put in could be a little tricky, but the paddle should be OK for almost all. Email CHRIS HOYLAND
if you are going on this paddle.

Tuesday, July 19th
BACK, by popular demand,OWL’S CREEK NIGHT PADDLE
7:00pm, Owl’s Creek Boat Ramp, General Booth Boulevard.
The first night paddle was such a success, we decided to do it again! We only covered a small portion of the creeks and byways in the area, but what we saw, we loved. The moon will be full again, so we will have some natural light to go by. Bring a flashlight or other light to mount on yourself or your boat. This will be a very relaxed paddle. The darkness can be a little disorienting to some, but otherwise, this is an easy paddle.Bring a flashlight. (Bring snacks - no dinner plans on this trip)

Sunday, July 31th
10 am
Meet at the Princess Anne Road dock, about a mile east of the Municipal Center in Virginia Beach. We will set a shuttle and make this a one-way paddle. This is the second leg of the Virginia Beach Scenic Waterway (of 4 legs). By the end of the season we hope to have paddled from Munden Park to the Lesner Bridge. This paddle starts out on a wide creek, then enters a narrow tree-lined channel. If you want to feel isolated, this is the paddle for you. This paddle is about six miles long, so it will be a challenge best met by non-beginners. Pack a lunch!

As always, you must have a PFD to paddle with us. A boat helps also. There are always some unused boats among the group, so with a little advanced planning, you can join us and borrow the gear. Let us know you are joining us, and we will wait for you. Email Jeff Harper (except for the July 10th paddle) at if you want to go, or if you want to get on the Micemail email list.

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