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#1 cachestacker

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 07:34 AM

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Have you ever wanted to go paddling but don't know where to start? Been afraid to tackle something like this on your own? Not sure of your abilities so you passed on a prior paddle event? If so, then listen up. This event is for you!

 

This is NOT a typical paddle event. While everyone is welcome to come (and help, too!) this event is designed for beginners who have never been on the water before or who have very limited experience on the water. At this event you will have an opportunity to:

  • Come check out different types of kayaks.
  • See different types of PFDs and try them on.
  • Take a kayak or two for a short paddle to see what it's like.
  • Tump over during your test drive for the amusement of your caching friends.
  • Take photos of trackables on the water and trade and discover other trackables.
  • Learn about water access only caches in the area.
  • Learn about the local flora and fauna, the kinds with and without teeth.
  • Learn how to be gator aware.
  • Hear actual fish stories from the bayou.
  • Learn the things you need to bring for a successful paddle caching adventure.
  • And, finally, maybe go paddling on a short excursion with a small group.

Several cacher kayak owners have graciously volunteered the use of their kayaks for this event. While there may not be enough kayaks for everyone to go on the short adventure paddle, everyone will have a chance to take one out for a test paddle to see what it's like and learn that you can do this!

 

7/20/13:  Event begins at 9:00 a.m., although many of us will be there earlier!

 

Please log a will-attend asap.

http://coord.info/GC4ENKP


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#2 Baytown Bert

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 08:37 AM

I'm in! I was tempted to write something after OHLHockeyGuy's note, like... "I would be there, but I'm doing stunt double work for Brad Pitt in the Falkland Islands.", but I didn't, because I have a sterling reputation to uphold. ;)

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 12:10 PM

Is anyone who fits the newbie paddler category planning on attending the event?  I know it's not the day before, but knowing in advance will help with planning.


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 01:25 PM

Is anyone who fits the newbie paddler category planning on attending the event?  I know it's not the day before, but knowing in advance will help with planning.

I have never been in a kayak before, and I will be going.  I hope to be able to go in a tandem one so that the other person will do all of the paddling that I will feel safer. 

I'm really looking forward to the event



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 01:54 PM

I am claiming davarle as my first passenger! (and I will have video rolling, but not us!)

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 03:35 PM

I am claiming davarle as my first passenger! (and I will have video rolling, but not us!)

That's a good thing, right?  :-\



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 03:56 PM

Dang tootin' it is.  :angel:


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:18 PM

maybe the next kayak 101 class... stupid shoulder is ruining my summer...


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:21 PM

@green-eyed  Can you get a ride down and visit.

 

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:15 PM

Dang tootin' it is.  :angel:

It's the tootin' part I'm worried about. :2funny:



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:17 PM

"I have been known to cut a... rug now and again, but I will be in the back and the wind will be in your face. :angel:


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:26 PM

 

@green-eyed  Can you get a ride down and visit.

 

 

 

not sure yet... I might be able to, since that's further than i'm comfortable driving right now.  i'll have to see what I can manage


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 02:38 PM

I will be there and am essentially a newbie.  I have been a kayak a few times but I wouldn't count it.  It will also depend on how things go as I will have Brandon with me and I don't expect him to want to get in a kayak so I am hoping to find someone for him to hang out with while I go out ... Otherwise we both will be there for the fun.



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 02:40 PM

 

 

@green-eyed  Can you get a ride down and visit.

 

 

 

not sure yet... I might be able to, since that's further than i'm comfortable driving right now.  i'll have to see what I can manage

 

Not sure where you live but if you need a ride, let me know. 


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 04:31 PM

thanks!  i'll see how things are going and let you know.  i'm in league city, on the west side of 518.


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:32 PM

thanks!  i'll see how things are going and let you know.  i'm in league city, on the west side of 518.

 

thanks!  i'll see how things are going and let you know.  i'm in league city, on the west side of 518.

I have a friend who lives over that way.  I think it is Countryside Subdivision

 

Just let me know.  We would be happy to come get you all.



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 04:06 PM

I will be there when the gates open that morning. Bringing my yak, PFD and paddle. Still a few CLAPS caches I havent found :2funny:



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 04:16 PM

MD, you need to set up a Turtle 101 class.  >:D


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 05:21 PM

MD, you need to set up a Turtle 101 class.  >:D

 

Yessir , I can "tump" over with the best of em! Just remember...when youre up to youre ... in gators, its hard to remember the original intention was to log that cache :uglystupid2:



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 06:59 AM

Weather is looking like it's going to be good for the yak event!


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