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Sunday, June 14th the Longbay Paddlers will be traveling to Capers Island from Garris Landing in Awendaw.  Plan to meet at 7:30 AM in the Food Lion Parking lot south of the Sampit River bridge, highway 17 in Georgetown.  From there we will caravan south to Garris Landing on the ICW.

This paddle will be a distance of eight miles each way primarily on the ICW with an ocean landing on the south end of Capers Island.  Once on the Island we will take a long break to hike the beach, have a snack and cool off in the water.  Following the paddle we will stop at Seewee Restaurant for dinner before heading home.

Make sure you have your PFD (must be worn), whistle, snacks,water, sunscreen, bug spray and camera. Also suggest the use of a spray skirt.

See you Sunday!

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Long Bay Paddlers are kayaking the beautiful Lumber River this Saturday, April 18.

We’ll meet at the Rice Field Cove Landing access off US 76 near Nichols, SC, at 9 a.m. and then shuttle up (10 mile drive) to the launch at the Fair Bluff access on NC 904.

This is a 16.4 mile down river trip.

Minimum 14 foot closed deck kayaks are recommended. PFDs are required to be worn. Bring a whistle, snacks/lunch, sun screen, bug spray, etc.

To get to the Rice Field Cove Landing take Hwy 9 until it meets Hwy. 76. Once on 76 drive only about 1,000 feet and turn left on Downing Creek Dr. (before the bridge) and then almost immediately bear right on River Rd. The landing is at the end of the road. 3395 River Rd, Nichols, SC 29581. Mapquest: http://mapq.st/1E3f0Uz

The address for the Fair Bluff access is 1175 Main St. Fair Bluff, NC 28439. Mapquest: http://mapq.st/1zhVPip

Driving directions from Rice Field Cove to Fair Bluff Landing:http://mapq.st/1zhVwEe

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This Sunday we will paddle the Punch Bowl area of the Little Pee Dee River. This is an intermediate paddle from 6 to 10 miles depending on conditions. Please be at the Punch Bowl boat ramp at 12:30pm for a 1pm launch.

Directions to the Punch Bowl launch site. From 501 take 701S to Janette St. From Janette St turn left onto Gates Bay Hwy. Follow Gates Bay Hwy until it turns into Punch Bowl Rd. Follow Punch Bowl Rd until the end where you will find the launch site at the boat ramp.

Be sure to bring snacks and water, life vest and whistle. A skirt is recommended for this trip.  See you on the water.

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This months paddle will be a four day three night paddle at the James Island County Park.  Campsite and cabin reservations have been made. Refer to the James Island County Park web site for directions.

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Sunday’s paddle will be a round trip paddle on the Waccamaw River from the Wacca Wache Marina to the end of Collins Creek and back. This is about a 6 mile paddle. Also, we have an option  to paddle an additional 2 mile paddle around Richmond island. Plan to meet at the Wacca Wache Marina to begin the paddle at 1:30PM. We plan to stop at the marina restaurant after the completion of the paddle. All skill levels and kayaks are welcome. Don’t forget to bring your PFD, water, whistle, sunscreen, etc. See you at the marina!

Directions to the Wacca Wache Marina can be found on Google Maps. From Murrells Inlet take 17 south then turn right onto Wachesaw Rd and proceed to the end to marina location.

 

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Sunday’s paddle will be on the Waccamaw River from Wortham’s Ferry Landing to Big Savannah Bluff Landing a distance of approximately 15.5 miles. Plan to meet at the intersection of 905 and Red Bluff Rd across from the Sun House gas station at 8:30 AM. From there we will proceed to Big Savannah Bluff to drop cars for the return paddle.

Directions: Take route 31 (Carolina Bays Parkway) to route 22 heading towards Conway (Conway Bypass) to 905N to Red Bluff Rd. Park across from the Sun House Petroleum service station.

Bring water, snacks, bug spray whistle and PDF.

Kayaks of 14 feet or longer are recommended for this trip.

See you on the water.

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This Sunday’s paddle will be on the upper Wambaw Creek in the Francis Marion Forest.  Plan to meet in Georgetown at the Food Lion Parking lot 8:30 AM.  From there we will proceed to the put in on Wambaw Creek.  Make sure you bring your PFD, water, snack whistle, bug spray etc.  This will be an out and back paddle as far up stream as obstructions will allow.  Color should be at it’s peak.  Following the paddle you may want to stop in Georgetown for the wooden boat show.
Looking forward to a good turn out!

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