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Mallow's Bay Shipwrecks and Camping Trip
In the shallow waters of this quiet bay on the Potomac lay one of the largest pieces of US Shipping History. Over 100 shipwrecks from WWI lay in spectral repose. Over 100 wooden steamships originally intended to support the war effort overseas are now abandoned wrecks in the bay. TIOA will travel to southern Maryland to paddle among these relics. Although the fleet has been destroyed, we will paddle over and among the hulks of these ships, witnessing the transformation from pre-industrial ship building to nature's reclamation. Aside from the ship remains, this area supports a diverse marine ecosystem including eagles ospreys, and many aquatic and semi-aquatic flowers. We will leave Saturday morning and travel to a southern Maryland. We will launch in the bay just after low tide for the greatest ship exposure. As the tide comes in, the ships will slip beneath the water line and we can paddle above some of them. We may be able to explore some other bluffs in the areaand search for shark teeth. That night, we will setup camp, enjoy food and a relaxing evening. The next morning, we break camp, explore the estuarine Mattawoman Creek, then head home. Check out more photos of our first excursion to Mallow's Bay last Summer at https://goo.gl/photos/v7nfieMx7S3WR75V9 -------------------- Cost - $165 **$40 Deposit to hold your spot. Deposit details coming soon. Included: transportation of you and your boat, camp sites, camp dinner & breakfast, guide, organization & logistics Rentals -- $50 Kayak, PFD, Paddle (Leave a comment below if you plan to rent so we can have equipment ready for you) Special Note: We will be camping in the family camping section of a Maryland State Park. Plan to be respectful of Maryland's rules on alcohol and quiet hours. --------------------- You provide: Kayak Paddle, PFD (rentals available) Tent (rentals available) Sleeping Pad and Sleeping Bag Snacks Saturday and Sunday lunch (we will stop on the road) Bowl, Cup, Fork, Spoon or Spork ------------------

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    In the hustle and bustle of everyday life sometimes it's hard to find the time to get away, let alone all the time to plan and organize a trip. That's what TIOA is for. We have a list of trips available and all you have to do is find the time to join us. If there is a trip you want to do, then let me know and I will figure out the logistics and post it. If you are a beginner and don't feel comfortable, or don't have the proper gear this is the perfect way to Take It Outdoors in a safe, fun and friendly way. If you aren't a beginner and are looking for a challenge; we have those trips as well.

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