April 19, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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This will be a "Glamping" paddle (ie bathrooms and cold showers). We will set up a base camp at Gores Landing and paddle the Ocklawaha River from Rays Landing to Gores (Saturday) and from Gores to Eureka West (Sunday). I plan to arrive late Friday to set up the base camp. Participants are welcome to camp both nights, one night only or not at all.
Saturday night will be a potluck dinner night. Everyone contributes and everyone shares. Please note in the comment section below what you will contribute.
The Ocklawaha is said to be a very old river geologically, and as a result has created a mile-wide valley. It has a sand bottom and its waters tend to be very clear with occasional areas where tannin from the swamps colors the water a darker hue.
Gores Landing have campsites on a first-come,first-served basis; we will share sites to fit everyone; small pup tents are advised or share large tent - whatever works and people are comfortable with. There are bathrooms with outdoor showers. There are a total of 12 campsites at Gores, hopefully there will be sites available to us.
EVERYONE IS INVITED FOR SINGLE DAY TRIP and/or to hang out for food/drink at campsite on Friday or Saturday evening, or camp at other locations.
Everyone on the water is required by law to have a PFD and a whistle.
Rental kayaks are available. Let me know if you need to rent one.
WEATHER CHECK ZIP CODE: 32134
WHO'S BRINGING WHAT (gleaned from comments posted)
SAM (Baked Beans, Chocolate Chip Cookies)
CARLA (10 Burgers)
RONDA G (Burger Buns)
JULIE N. (Brauts, cheese ball and crackers. Wine!! - Red))