Wednesday, July 09, 2008

River Mice July Update

Hello Mice!

A couple of reminders for upcoming paddles:

This Thursday, July 10th, is the Owl's Creek evening paddle. We will meet at 6:30pm, at the Owl's Creek Boat Ramp.

We will put-in and paddle around Lake Rudee and Lake Holly in the evening and for sunset. This is always a popular paddle. Bring a flashlight or other light to fasten to your boat for when it gets dark. We won't stay out too late after dark, but I'd love to see the fireflies again! Also bring earplugs if the jets are flying. It can get a little loud!

Beginners can paddle safely in Owl's Creek, as it is a no-wake zone. Paddling under the Rudee Inlet bridge can be tricky.

On Saturday, July 19th, the Gosnolds Hope Park boat ramp in Hampton is CLOSED. Therefore, we will put-in at the Sunset Creek Boat ramp near Downtown Hampton, and will paddle the Hampton Creek. Meet at 11:00am.

To get there, take the LaSalle exit off I-64 and head south. Turn left onto Victoria Boulevard. Take the quick right onto Ivy Home road. Cross kecoughtan Rd. and turn left on Marina Rd.

This is probably an intermediate paddle with the wide creek and potential for boat wakes. Bring a lunch, and we will stop at either Mill Point Park or Ridgway Park to eat and stretch.


If you are interested in getting the mini-skirt I had on the Drum Point paddle, here's the scoop. It is called a Seals Splash Deck, and it cost about $30. I got it at, a padle shop based in Wisconsin. Here's the link:

Future paddles are scheduled for Sunday, July 27th, and Sunday, August 10th. I'm open to ideas for locations. There are some very scenic paddles a little farther out, say near Franklin or Jamestown, or we can do some old favorites. Just let me know!

As always, if you email me, and I know you are coming, we will wait for you.

See you on the water!

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