We had a wonderful paddle on a wonderful day. Never saw the sound so calm all day.A sunny and warm day. The water was crystal clear. A cormorant kept diving and coming up in front of us in the first part of the canal which is lined with beautiful homes and boats.
We found the trash on this trip. We paddled the U shaped Pine Knolls canal. Only a few items. Then we turned east down the sound and in the marsh grasses and bushes we hit heavy trash and unloaded when we came back by the park at the put-in at the east entrance to the canal. Lisa: You wanted a picture of unusual trash we pick up. Does this fill your request?
That is Joanne in the first picture and Matt in the second. We ate lunch at the nearby dock and the last picture shows the marsh grasses and bushes where high tides and winds deposited the trash.
As we past the Bogue Sound Golf course we must have seen a hundred golf balls on the bottom. Didn,t know golf was a water sport too!
Our canoe was loaded again and we had to stop picking up trash anyway as we were scheduled to get to the take out at three.
Our participants were Joanne Somerday, Kinston, Jim Stevens and Tom Fineco, New Bern, Matt Haynes, Newport, Brian Leavy, Pine Knoll Shores and the writer. Our Thanks to John Davis and Linda Cumberland for the permission to use the park.
We plan to paddle next week from Hoop Pole Creek to Fort Macon weather permitting.
Sorry, for some reason, I cannot get the pictures on here. Joanne was sitting on a potty in my canoe. It was blown off a boat I guess. Matt, well, you’ll see when I can send the pics. Look on our web site. Give me time to get them on there.
New Years Day. Ron and Mary Howard are doing their annual New Years Paddle but they are leaving at 9:00 in the morning. They have to close their house at nine to paddle and they must leave again by 12:00.They say this changed info was communicated to CCCKC. Missed communications!
Ed Garrisson: I suggest you let everyone know.
I will be at their house before 9:00. We all are invited and we can paddle as long as we want with temps in the middle 70s!
Go east from the junction of 24 and 58 through Bogue on 24. After the end of the fence for Bogue Field turn right on first road, Goose Creek Loop and go to water. We will be there on Goose Creek. Public access is also possible at next road, Taylor Road. Happy New Year.
If you come late just put -in and paddle out into the Sound. You will see us. Elmer
Elmer, The White Oak River TrashmanStewards of the White Oak River BasinPlease visit: http://www.whiteoakstewards.org/ 910-389-4588