Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Paddling News for the Week, May 25

Today – Wednesday, May 25
Water temperature is 81 Degrees!

  1. Half day trip to Deer Island, Saturday morning, May 28:  Damian Rumery - guide.  Call 872.2030 to reserve space.
  2. Overnight kayak trip to Horn Island, depart early Saturday morning, May 28:  Gene Cossey – guide.  4-8 guests.  Call 872.2030 to reserve space.  See recent blog and photos from a happy kayaker to Horn Island:  http://thirdcoastconnect.wordpress.com/2011/04/21/horn-island-and-the-islander-artist-walter-anderson/

CELEBRATE SUMMER!  Ocean Springs Kayak Festival:  June 17-18.   Ft. Maurepas
Friday night, June 17      “Barefootin on the Beach”        
5:00pm – 9:00pm             Music, Dancing, Volleyball, Bonfire, Soda and Beer sales, bring your own picnic. 
Late registration for Mississippi State Games Kayak Race. More info & Sign-up at                 http://www.stategamesofms.org/site1/?q=node%2F139

Saturday, June 18 - Music, vendors, family fun
7:00-8:00 am         Late registration for Mississippi State Games Kayak Race
8:30 am                 MISSISSIPPI STATE GAMES, Kayak race
10:00 am               MISSISSIPPI STATE GAMES, Short Fun race        
9:00-12:00             Basic Kayaking (ACA certified trainers:  Joe Crespi & Rachel Austin)(Fee)
1:00-4:00  pm       Advanced Kayaking – Safety, Rescue (above trainers & fee)

Demonstrations: South Coast Paddling Company, Grand Bay NERR, da Beach House stand-up paddle boards
Ice Cream, Snow Cone, Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Budweiser, Sodas & Water
            Children’s Activities:  Grand Bay NERR and Walter Anderson Museum

Upcoming Trips and Events Scheduled
Call for Reservations 228.875.2030

Poticaw Circle                  Tues, May 24                       Morning trip in the Pascagoula Basin swamps

Wolf-Jourdan                   Thurs, May 26                     New venue, Wolf River west to Jourdan River

Davis Bayou                      Tues, May 31                     Gulf Islands to National Wildlife Refuge Fountainbleu
               Trail for Nature walk and picnic

Graveline Bayou             Thurs, June 2                       New venue, Graveline Bay is a GEM (Gulf Ecological
               Management Site).  Come see if you agree

The next Full Moon Paddle  - Wednesday, June 15 
$30 pps or $15 if you bring your own kayak.  Call for trip info & reservations. 228.872.2030

Regular summer office hours: 10:00-5:30 Tuesday – Saturday.  Regular office hours are for accepting reservations, sharing information and sales.  Walk-ins for self-discovery trips are welcomed – but not always available.

To assure availability, we recommend advance reservations.  Please call ahead to book the trip that’s best for your schedule and interests.   We offer trips seven days a week, with availability of guides and equipment.

For your house guests over the summer:  in addition to our standard tours, South Coast Paddling offers customized tours and trip packages to suit your interests and skills.   Call or email for information and reservations:  228.872.2030  info@southcoastpaddling.com 

The Pascagoula River Audubon Center offers a fun and conservation minded camp for students in Grades 2-5. The camp date is June 13-17th for the Summer of 2011.  Camp activities are based on the Mississippi state frameworks for Math and Science. These activities foster a “hands on” approach to learning, and prepare students for the upcoming school year. This encourages them to become excited about nature and collecting data.

CLASSIFIED ADS for clients and friends of South Coast Paddling:
Free classified ads for paddlers, gear, and the like.  Sell a kayak, upgrade to a new one.
Post a trip or environmental cause.
Call or email us if you have something you want in the classified section!

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