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Posted: June 18 2007,18:01

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Mark your calendars! The South Florida Bush Paddlers have announced that the 7th Annual Multiclub Paddlers Picnic will be held Saturday July 14 at Biscayne National Park headquarters at Convoy Point in Homestead (across the canal from Homestead Bayfront Park). Start time 9:00 a.m. Instead of the usual potluck, they will be collecting $10 for all the food with proceeds going to the National Parks Trust. Im sure we will be doing the traditional park cleanup. There is no entrance fee at this park. Paddling is mainly along the mangrove shoreline. If anyone is up to paddling to Elliott Key (it is 9 miles across Biscayne Bay) members of the Bush Paddlers have agreed to lead anyone who wants to take the challenge!  

Monica Woll
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Date: July 14th (Saturday)
Time: 9:00am
Place: Biscayne National Park (Miami)

I suspect we'll hear from Scupper Frank on this one...


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Posted: June 25 2007,19:19

YOU'RE RIGHT, BUT SORRY JIM & FLYC-ers, WAS RECENTLY KINDA OUT OF THE COUNTRY

Sally & I were in Puerto Rico visiting a friend (and SOT kayaking at night -more later -see adjacent thread on this board)) when the news was broadcast.  I was with Monica & Charlie when we agreed to set up this year's Multiclub.  Charlie (of the Florida Bush Paddlers) took off with it, and "when the dust had finally settled and the smoke had finally cleared, things were better off than I had feared" (thanks, Jimmy).  

We have a new approach this year -a paradigm shift, so-to-speak -wherein we pay more but don't have to prepare or buy or make food contributions, as it's all taken care of by the host groups and all we need to do is show up with our boats, paddles, PFDs, fishing gear, and, of course, our appetites for food, drink, and meetin' & greetin'.  As you have read, admission is free -but then again, down at the Fascell Center at BNP, it always is  :laugh: .

Hope to see at least a few of you there... !

Jim, we all expect you to be there, and to bring Sue along, too, of course!  And bring down that old FLYC sign, along with your Skua.

It should be a nice opportunity on LeQuatorzeJuillet

to see club members, see old friends, make some new ones, and maybe, in a few new boats -or at least, those new to us! -to kick back and


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Posted: July 02 2007,15:58

9 miles....thats freakin far
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Posted: July 02 2007,15:59

I am interested though
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Posted: July 02 2007,20:53

TUNA -THE 9 MILE TRANS-BAY JAUNT IS STRICTLY OPTIONAL...!!!

There's shoreline to explore north & south of the Park HQ, and a small tidal creek to gunkhole perhaps in the middle of the bight immediately north of the HQ.  The waters are fishy -but the fish are for the most part juveniles -I've caught small, just-for-fun  grunt, snapper, and cuda there, and have followed an about 40-50# tarpon across the flats until I got too close and paddle-thunked the boat; that fish was outta there like a shot.

The Park HQ itself is a nice tho' smallish place to wander around in, with book and map offerings along with a few trinkets in the gift shop, and a few exhibits as well.  One outstanding tho' probably commonly overlooked by the majority of visitors is the stellar metal bas-relief running the length og the entryway ground floor walls depicting a variety of fish and birds endemic to our sunny south Florida waters and shores.

And while you can attempt a trip to Elliot, I say why...???  It'll take all day, and you'll get back just in time to go home -that is, if you get there early and take off early.

Sally & I did around 9 miles 2 weekends ago -about 4 and a half out, a snack on a beach with some sit-in-the-water time, and a little over 4 and a half back, and it wasn't a big deal -but the way to Elliot has no mid-trip (land, at least) stopping point, so it's probably not a trip for the rec boat crowd, the "I'm here to sit back & have fun" crowd, for those that aren't in better paddling shape, or those -like me -who want to socialize, swap lies, and paddle around in other's peoples boats.

But it usually is a good time to be had as we rather indulgently mess about in boats as we


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Posted: July 03 2007,14:31

juvys....Ill bring my bass rod..zzzzzzzzzzzzitzzzzzzzzz
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Posted: July 14 2007,05:00

Bump.  This event is today, goes all day, should be fun...


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