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Shoalwater Weekend Event
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Chris,

That was a great trip. I just wished I could have been there for the whole trip.

Bill,

You should have joined us at Dairy Queen. A large chocolate malt would have helped keep you awake for the drive home.


Bob Scaldino
Strategic & Project Planning
United Airlines
Phone: 713-324-8109


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Posted by: William Ohsie on 10/8/2012 at 2:10 PM


Chris,

Thanks for all the time and work to make this a weekend paddle and camping trip a success. It was my first time to kayak camp. I learned a lot and, had a lot of fun in spite of the fact that I did not sleep very much either night, the first because I was sticky and second because of a setup problem with my tent causing to it flap in the wind most of the night.

I plan on coming out to other kayak/camping trips in the future.

I was so sleepy coming home, I stopped in Palacious and napped for a good 45 minutes. That was good enough to get me home safely.

Bill



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glad you got home safe, chris

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Posted by: William Ohsie on 10/8/2012 at 2:10 PM


Chris,

Thanks for all the time and work to make this a weekend paddle and camping trip a success.  It was my first time to kayak camp.  I learned a lot and, had a lot of fun in spite of the fact that I did not sleep very much either night, the first because I was sticky and second because of a setup problem with my tent causing to it flap in the wind most of the night.

I plan on coming out to other kayak/camping trips in the future.

I was so sleepy coming home, I stopped in Palacious and napped for a good 45 minutes.  That was good enough to get me home safely.

Bill



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Chris,

Thanks for all the time and work to make this a weekend paddle and camping trip a success. It was my first time to kayak camp. I learned a lot and, had a lot of fun in spite of the fact that I did not sleep very much either night, the first because I was sticky and second because of a setup problem with my tent causing to it flap in the wind most of the night.

I plan on coming out to other kayak/camping trips in the future.

I was so sleepy coming home, I stopped in Palacious and napped for a good 45 minutes. That was good enough to get me home safely.

Bill
 
The HASK navy of sea kayaks had pretty good trip this past weekend (Oct 5 / 7) at the 3-day Shoalwater paddle-in event. About half the group met up in Seadrift the night before for dinner and a last-minute planning session for breakfast. We met up with the rest of the Friday morning gang at Charlie's Bait Camp on the Intracoastal Canal to launch. Mild temps and light SE breeze made the passage to Grass Island a quick 2-hour paddle.

Wow, nobody enjoys the free mud bath and it's healing properties on the island's shoreline. We set up camp and George's welcome Kelty Shade shelter. This was the trip of missing and later found critical equipment. Lucky You!! After a rest and a snack, we made leisurely paddle over to Steamboat Island Pass, a nice place to get wet. A few of us made a few casts but with high expections of Linda's menu back in camp, I don't anybody really wanted to mess with fish.

After admiring the dolphins, pelicans, osprey's, vultures and other coastal birds we headed back to camp. Linda's dinner was awesome, too bad Dutch didn't get any after paddling and fishing past sundown. We scrounged wood for a small campfire and watched the stars and fireflies... told a few stories.

While Bob S, Sandra and Rob P. paddled out to meet us Saturday, most of the partipants island-hopped to Matagorda Island. Dutch was the first to string a redfish, George hauled in a red and a very decent sized black drum, all were cleaned and diced up for a fish fry in camp.

More stories around the fire (again sorry for keeping you up with the loud chatter), more star gazing and our first real cold front of the year blew in at 11:30. The fire died out and so did the energy to stay awake. It blew 20-25 mph during the night. Some tents, especially mine make too much noise in the wind.

It looked bleak in the morning. Cold gray skies and "in-your-face" 25-30 mph winds blowing along our intended 5+ mile path home. After discussing an alternate plan that involved portaging and taking out on private property, the winds began lay down some and we stuck to the original plan. With a few breaks we made it back in about 3-1/2 hours. I'm feeling it now! I hope you guys had a wonderful time. I'll post photo's if you photographers send them. Chris Arceneaux
 

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