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FRIDAY NIGHT COCKTAIL PARTY AT THE CADILLAC-starts at 5:30 BRING FOOD AND DRINKS AND YOUR FOLDING CHAIRS! We will be selling raffle tix and T-Shirts ! SATURDAY PADDLE-GPS COORDS TO RAMP N[masked] W[masked] Caravan from country inn at 8:00 AM or meet at boat ramp at 8:30 AM SAT-I (ANNEX) AM NOT PADDLING BUT WILL HELP SHUTTLE-WE NEED OTHER SHUTTLE VOLUNTEERS! We will be at boat ramp Saturday morning , 8:30 AM SHARP -boat ramp on hwy just north of sante fe river on right -unload our gear and shuttle cars to the takeout point then return to the launch site. The paddle is very scenic.....floating down 9 1/2 miles of the Sante Fe river....spring fed and with dozens of springs along the way...Poe Springs, Blue, Rum Island, Ginny Springs, with mild rapids, and a relaxed "downhill" ride. Time on the water is about 5 1/2 hours with several breaks along the way. We will eat at the Conestogas Restaurant in Alachua SAT NIGHT-6 PM let me know if you plan to come for dinner. I have booked for 40 people so let me know if you cancel. SUNDAY DETAILS Sunday, we'll arrive early at the Ichetucknee State Park NORTH (US 27) entrance at 9:00 AM. We will caravan from HIGHSPRINGS from the COUNTRY INN. be there by 8:00 AM and ready to GO! I will be renting-they have inexpensive kayak rental and pickup at north end-its total $26 dollars rental with fee which includes delivery and pickup. You can also arrange for your own shuttle pickup or boat rental- RESERVE IN ADVANCE! Sunday-IF YOU GO DOWNSTREAM ARRANGE YOUR OWN SHUTTLE! I CANT ASSIST AS I AM NOT DRIVING MY OWN CAR UP THERE call: Paddling Adventures at Ichetucknee State Park North Entrance[masked] or To rent a kayak on Ichetucknee you should reserve in advance- or go to: http://www.ichetuckneesprings.com/ click book now Nick will lead a second group upstream and back-meet at country inn for either paddle-PLEASE TEXT NICK if you will be going upstream and back-no shuttling required! Note-the park charges a $6 per vehicle entrance fee -for up to 8 people per vehicle COUNTRY INN RECOMMENDED-HIGHSPRINGS --[masked]- or THE CADILLAC INN across the street (386)[masked] We will also be celebrating multiple birthdays! https://www.conestogasrestaurant.com/
Would you know what to do if you were to fall out of your kayak in deep water and you were all alone? Accidents do happen and you should be prepared with a well rehearsed and executed self rescue. This self rescue skills set is designed for you to self rescue on the kayak that you commonly paddle whether it is a sit-on-top, a sea kayak, a recreational kayak, an open cockpit, or a surf-ski. This session is for all paddlers who are not familiar with self rescue in their OWN kayak. It is meant to get you acquainted with the technique(s) that you will need to execute a self rescue in deep water. It will be SPECIFIC to the kayak that you bring to the session. We will be practicing the "cowboy scramble" which is the most common and one of the easiest techniques of self rescue to execute. This self rescue session is limited to 8 paddlers. Due to this limited number of spaces, please sign up ONLY if you are sure that you will be attending. Make sure you go to the recently renovated NORTH Coquina Boat Ramp at 1465 Gulf Dr. S. (NOT the SOUTH Coquina Boat Ramp near the Longboat Key Bridge).
Wear a Halloween Costume & Enjoy Dinner at The Columbia! Raffle Tickets will be available!!