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#141 Cache Control

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 10:09 AM

A good time was had by all!  Well, maybe all but wademercer and company, who ended up renting a leaky kayak.  Once we got out of the wind on Big Island Slough, it was fairly pleasant.  I dressed in layers and ended up wishing I didn't have one or two of them.  The main topic of conversation at the event was how Baytown Bert talks a good game, but is basically a wimp when it comes to being outdoorsy...


Even the Cap'n showed his face.

#142 Baytown Bert

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 10:29 AM

Cap'n Stinkin' Olaf! 


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Posted 15 December 2013 - 10:38 AM

It was a blast! So glad to see Cache Control and Mud Frog make the trip from Beaumont and wademercer and TheRoamingItinerant dashing down from Dallas. Wade and Adam had yak problems with the rental (a large crack in the bottom) and almost sank and then hauled a$$ back to Bay Area Park to get new yaks with TheBicycler following to help if needed. Then they all PADDLED BACK to Big Island Slough to meet up with us again. What troopers. The lights on all the yaks were simply amazing. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with next year! 


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Posted 15 December 2013 - 10:43 AM


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Posted 15 December 2013 - 11:32 AM

It was a blast.  I was really surprised how many people we had on the water last night given the tide, wind, and temps.  Lights were amazing, and hoping to step up my game significantly next year.  Nice that the moon made an appearance after I got home, too.  Clouds disappeared and moon was out lighting up the sky.  Oh, well.  We had fun without it.  Heftydude made it home without freezing too.  He had a slip at the end and ended up soaked.  So between our NTX folks and Heftydude, there were some adventures on the water!


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Posted 15 December 2013 - 06:54 PM

Good thing the event was Saturday and not Sunday.  Here was the boat launch at 5:15 p.m. this evening.  Tide was a little bit lower.

 

 

 

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 07:19 PM

Good thing the event was Saturday and not Sunday.  Here was the boat launch at 5:15 p.m. this evening.  Tide was a little bit lower.

 

 

 

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WOW! With the north wind and all, i was kinda thinking last night's tide was about as low as it would go.

 

We had a great time, Thanks again Kirbydox and Cachestacker!

Heck, I'm already shopping for more lights,, gotta try and keep up with those Griswalds ya know. ;D


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Posted 15 December 2013 - 07:54 PM

Wish we could have made it farther but there was no way Jacob and I could man-handle that canoe up to calm waters. Glad everyone had fun.


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#149 Cache Control

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 09:31 PM

Note to self. Before driving from beaumont to do more Claps check the tide report.

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 05:32 AM

This is highly unusual.  The tide was exceptionally low during the event.  This is nuts.  Only seen it lower in last year when we had the constant, strong north wind blowing all the time.


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Posted 16 December 2013 - 07:04 AM

That's amazing.
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Posted 16 December 2013 - 12:20 PM

That's amazing.

 

Fred, that would've been a lot messier for you :)


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Posted 16 December 2013 - 06:33 PM

That's amazing.


Fred, that would've been a lot messier for you :)

I shudder to think...
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#154 JuleeD

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 08:07 AM

Betcha if you'd look in those rocks a bit you could probably find all kinds of goodies....



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 09:30 AM

Betcha if you'd look in those rocks a bit you could probably find all kinds of goodies....

 

Yep...like GPSr's, pens, empty travel-size alcohol bottles, heftydude's pride, etc.


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Posted 17 December 2013 - 09:31 AM

Warm up the metal detector, HC. just from thepicture I cn see sunglasses, smart car keys, watches and rings

 

And the tide is that low again this weekend:

 

http://tides.mobileg...=2013&m=12&d=12



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 09:48 AM

Warm up the metal detector, HC. just from thepicture I cn see sunglasses, smart car keys, watches and rings

 

And the tide is that low again this weekend:

 

http://tides.mobileg...=2013&m=12&d=12

 

He only uses that for evil ground hides that he suspects are of a metallic composition...


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Posted 17 December 2013 - 12:44 PM

 

Warm up the metal detector, HC. just from thepicture I cn see sunglasses, smart car keys, watches and rings

 

And the tide is that low again this weekend:

 

http://tides.mobileg...=2013&m=12&d=12

 

He only uses that for evil ground hides that he suspects are of a metallic composition...

 

And benchmarks!


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Posted 17 December 2013 - 01:08 PM

The ramp is one of the few spots I havent gone turtle:)

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 01:42 PM

The ramp is one of the few spots I havent gone turtle:)

 

So heyfydude was your stunt double on Saturday? Did you have to hire him, or does he do it pro bono?


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