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St Mary's City Paddle with St Marys' College Concert Picnic Afterwards

  • Jul 12, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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Okay the final plan has us paddling on the St Mary's River from the St Mary's College boat ramp to Tippity Witchity Island and back for a total paddle distance of about 8 miles.

 

The actual attendance limit for this paddle is 30 paddlers.  6 spots have been set aside for people who will be renting kayaks.  If you are a renter on the waiting list I will move you to the attending list.   Those spots not filled by renters 24 hours before the paddle will be filled with members on the waiting list who have paid the voluntary dues.  Everyone has the same chance to sign up for the first 24 slots.


Basically the idea is to paddle from the St Mary's College boat ramp in the afternoon and then go to the free St. Mary's College Concert afterward before heading home.  Of course, if you can't stay... we understand.  But if you can stay, plan to bring a picnic dinner (including wine, beer or the beverage of your choice) for the concert after the paddle.  We also discovered a number of food vendors on site and only brought beverages.  But, they do have beer, wine, and liquor vendors as well.  The information about the concert is listed below.

July 12   Everybody’s Singing
Larry Vote, guest conductor with Bob McDonald, baritone
the RCS Choir and the Chesapeake Orchestra
A. Copland — Old American Songs
A. Copland — Music for the Movies

Yes this is all happening on a Friday so you need to be able to take off or play hooky.  Point Look out is also a bit of a hike at around 100 miles (St Mary's City only saves 10 Miles) from the Baltimore area.  The time is tentative but we will probably be starting sometime a little bit after lunch.

We will meet at St Mary's College boat launch at 1:00 pm for a 1:30 pm on the water time.

The concert starts at 8:00 pm. We should have plenty of time to load kayaks and relax before the drive up to St Mary’s City.

 

http://www.smcm.edu/riverconcert/

Some of us are planning on camping at Point Lookout State Park for the weekend.  There are a few of us planning on attending the St Mary's Paddle on Friday, the concert on Friday night,  Jake's Tiki Paddle at Solomon's Island on Saturday, and the Mallows Bay on Sunday.  This isn't a formal camping trip.  We will just all try to camp together and have a good time.  I will be heading down Thursday night and camping Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and coming home on Sunday.  If you are interested in camping, let Kimmie know I will try to reserve enough spots.

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  • Lisa

    thanks for posting the pictures Chuck and all. I didn't get any since it was raining.

    July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The dive-bombing birds and skipping (like a skipping rock) fish made this memorable. Enjoyed the concert and was glad to see Ken with us again.

    July 13, 2013

    • Kimmie

      I agree, I was glad to see Ken with us again!

      July 14, 2013

  • Yoshiko

    I did kayak in the rain before, but not in monsoon. It was a great fun paddle, fish were jumping all over Becky's :)

    July 14, 2013

  • Becky

    I seem to always write the same comment... Fantastic day but this was special in that we paddled in the rain... and as others have shared, the fish were "freaky - cool". Thanks again for planning this event!!!

    July 14, 2013

  • Michael T.

    Outstanding! What could be better than paddling with a great group of people in a monsoon.

    July 14, 2013

  • Gail

    Great paddle, people, music and weather. Thanks Chuck and Kimmie!

    July 13, 2013

  • Mark

    That was a fun day: the rain, the kayaking, the rain, the flying fish, the rain, the osprey (I think osprey), the rain.

    July 13, 2013

  • Ed

    Loved the new ppl, the regulars, the cool rain and the jumping fish it brought. Thank you Again, Chuck, Kimmie and Ken!

    July 13, 2013

  • christine

    Fab !

    1 · July 12, 2013

  • Lisa

    wonderful day!

    1 · July 12, 2013

  • Becky

    My favorite...paddling in the rain!!

    2 · July 12, 2013

  • h

    chuck, apologies. some things happening at work and i have to go in

    July 11, 2013

  • christine

    my cel[masked]

    July 11, 2013

  • christine

    Hi, is anyone driving down from DC tomorrow who could give me a lift? I'm happy to camp out too, so need not be back in the evening.

    July 11, 2013

  • Stacey

    Going to have to work after all.

    July 11, 2013

  • Chuck

    A small clarification ... The text above indicates the concert starts at 8:00 but it actually starts at 7:00 PM. We will still have plenty of time after the paddle to change and get to the concert.

    July 11, 2013

  • Ken

    Chuck, the tide will be low for the start of the paddle, no problems for finding a sandbar;
    Tides for Piney Point, Md. starting with July 12, 2013.
    Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
    /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

    F 12 High 5:17 AM 1.6 5:53 AM Rise 10:03 AM 11
    12 Low 11:03 AM 0.2 8:30 PM Set 10:45 PM
    12 High 5:47 PM 1.6
    12 Low 11:21 PM 0.3

    July 11, 2013

    • Chuck

      Thanks Ken. Right now it's looking like I will have just enough room to get your boat on the car too.

      July 11, 2013

  • christine

    hiya, I need to get there from D.C. - anyone who could give me a lift? will pay for petrol etc.

    July 11, 2013

  • Ken M.

    Still under the weather - doubt I will be able to make it , Ken

    July 10, 2013

  • annie a.

    forgot about a previous engagement.

    July 9, 2013

  • Bob Z

    I have a Fri - Sat site for my pop-up camper same general area. Will also bring firewood.

    July 7, 2013

    • Kimmie

      Lisa got you covered

      1 · July 8, 2013

    • Bob Z

      I'll arrive between 5-6PM Friday and have plenty of firewood.

      July 9, 2013

  • Regina

    I would like to join you for the camping. What do I need to bring?

    July 8, 2013

    • Kimmie

      I sent out an email about the camping. Did you get it? If not let me know and I will send it

      July 8, 2013

  • Mary B.

    Sorry to cancel on this one, but going to a funeral out of town.

    July 6, 2013

  • Kimmie

    We are looking into camping for either Thursday-Sunday or Friday-Sunday. I need to know how many people are interested in the 2 night option or the 3 night option. I am calling in the morning to find out how many tents/cars fit on each site. I will book a few sites, and once those fill we can partner up people and add more sites.

    June 27, 2013

    • Julie

      Maybe Thursday through Sat --need to look at the maps.

      June 28, 2013

    • Yoshiko

      I'd like to change to Thursday, Friday and Saturday . Also Becky wants Thursday, Friday and Saturday . Thank you. (^。^)

      June 28, 2013

  • Kimmie

    I have 3 sites reserved in the Hoffman Pet Loop for Thursday through Sunday, so that those who come Thursday can camp and those who come early Friday can set up before the paddle/concert. This loop seemed to have the best choice of sites. They can hold up to 6 people and/or tents per site, but supposedly only two cars. There is an overflow lot not too far away. It will be between $15-20 a person for the weekend to camp, depending on how many people show up, payable to Kimmie. We are going to have a blast!!!!

    June 28, 2013

    • Lisa

      thanks girlfriend! xo

      June 28, 2013

  • Lynda M.

    Thanks Kimmie, I am still trying to figure out logistics of camping, paddling etc. with the additional component for me of the Masters class crossing of the Bay on Saturday which is 2 hours drive from the camp site. Glad to know there is some flexibility in the number of campers.

    June 28, 2013

    • Kimmie

      I think we should suggest to chuck to have Rick do the masters class at point lookout

      June 28, 2013

    • Kimmie

      It would make it easy for lots of folks!!!!!

      June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a link for Jake's Tiki paddle?

    June 28, 2013

  • Ken M.

    Would also like info on Jake's Tiki Paddle ..
    Would hope to camp at Pt Lookout 2 nights Fri / Sat
    Pls get back to me if I need to make a sep reservation .
    Tx

    June 28, 2013

  • Lisa

    Chuck and Kimmie please include me for camping Friday and Saturday. Thanks for setting that up!

    June 27, 2013

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