Saturday, August 09, 2008

How We Roll In the Dry Season


Kayaks Rule
Originally uploaded by FreeWine
The water is starting to get real scarce around these parts, so I was glad to see some rain this weekend. I was hoping to get chance to try my paddling on The Mulberry River this Spring, but I missed the window.

Dianne and I have been doing more bowling than paddling lately. We enjoyed the lanes in Henryetta, Sapulpa and Checotah this week. After a couple years of chasing water flows and sunsets, I really find bowling refereshingly non-weather dependent! However, I gotta get some time on the water! I hope I can get out onto Salt Creek early in the morning... if the rain has cleared.

Some Paddling News

Canoe & Kayak Magazine has launched a cool new site to introduce beginners to paddling sports. The site can be found at StartPaddling.com where you'll find some great resources designed for the beginner kayakers.

That Branson gang has another trip planned that sounds pretty fun.
Table Rock Lake Night Paddle August 16 at 9pm.

Happy Paddling!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for mentioning our upcoming paddle. Here is the information:

Ozark Mountain Rowing & Kayaking Club’s
2nd ANNUAL FULL MOON PADDLE
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2008 @ 9:00 P.M.

THIS WILL BE A GREAT SPECIAL TRIP. THE FULL MOON WILL BE OUT AND REFLECTING ON THE BEAUTIFUL SURFACE OF TABLE ROCK LAKE (BRANSON, MISSOURI). THIS IS A GREAT TRIP FOR FIRST-TIME, BEGINNERS AND ADVANCED PADDLERS. MAKE SATURDAY NIGHT A DATE!

ALL PADDLERS MUST WEAR A LIFE JACKET AND ARE REQUIRED BY STATE LAW TO BRING ALONG A FLASHLIGHT OR WEAR A "HEADLAMP".

WE LAUNCH AT THE DALE AVENUE BOAT RAMP AT 9:00 P.M. (Directions: Take Highway 265 South over the Table Rock dam, past the Table Rock State Park turn off and the Table Rock Marina entrances. Dale Avenue is the next street on the right. Take Dale Avenue 200 feet to the boat ramp)

IF ANYONE WANTS TO GO ON THIS OR ANY OTHER TRIP BUT YOU DON'T HAVE A KAYAK, PLEASE CONTACT EITHER RODNEY WRIGHT WITH 165 MARINA VIEW (336-2811) OR LARRY THOMPSON WITH BULL CREEK OUTPOST (561-1045) TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO RENT A KAYAK TO BE DELIVERED TO THE LAUNCH LOCATION.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT ERIC FARRIS AT 334-7278 or eric@farrislawgroup.com

Club membership is NOT required and there is NO charge to participate in this paddle.... so, come on out and join us!!!

PowderLover said...

Sounds like your love of the water matches my love of the snow.

PowderLover

Anonymous said...

Ozark Mountain Rowing & Kayaking Club's Full Moon Paddle was a success! We had great weather and a beautiful full moon for the 61 paddlers who kayaked or canoed out to the island on Table Rock Lake. We then pulled up the boats on the beach on the island and made a campfire to roast marshmellows and make smores before paddling back to the "mainland".

It was an amazing night!

Thomas said...

Thanks for the quick trip report.

It sounds like you had a great night paddling trip! I'm sorry I missed it.