2005-29-05, this Wednesday, Slocum Creek, Neuse River, Hancock Creek

2005-29-05, this Wednesday, Slocum Creek, Neuse River, Hancock Creek

This is the same trip Cal Hansen lead on May 14th for CCC&KC.; We cannot improve on his directions which follow. We anticipate southerly winds predominating and will go from Havelock Ramp to Cahooque Creek. We will meet at 9:00 at Havelock Ramp. If any two or more of you can set-up the shuttle vehicles at Cahooque Creek that will same us time. We expect to be off the water by 3:00.

We also will hug the right shore line and pick up all trash if any. Don Sykes is down from Cary and will be paddling with us. Elmer

“Cherry Point Marine Air Station Paddle

We will meet in Havelock at the Slocum Creek Boat Ramp. The ramp is located just off of Hwy 70, 1.3 miles north (toward New Bern) of the Hwy70/ Hwy101 intersection in Havelock. Watch for the sign on Hwy 70 leading you to the Hampton Inn and the Havelock Visitor/Event Center. Turn off Hwy 70 on to access road then left on frontage road. Continue straight ahead on frontage road about 1/10 mile, do not turn into the Visitors Center/Motel. The boat ramp is on the right side of the frontage road. Restrooms are available in the Visitors Center.
The take-out will be at the Cahooque Creek Wildlife Boat Ramp located off of Hwy 101 and Cahooque Creek Road. From launch, turn left (toward Beaufort) on Hwy 101. Turn left on Cahooque Creek Road (5.1 miles from intersection of Hwy 70 and Hwy 101). Cahooque Creek Road is about 1/2 mile West (or toward Havelock) of Hwy 306 Ferry Road. Travel 2 miles to end of pavement and then take a left (follow sign to the ramp) about 1.6 miles. Pit type outhouse available at take-out as well.
The above put-in / take-out is planned for southerly or westerly winds. If winds are north or easterly, we will reverse the paddle route as well as the put-in/ take-out locations. This will help avoid paddling directly into the wind for most of the trip. Decision will be made at the meeting site prior to launch. Should we have an extremely windy day, all is not lost! We will launch at the Cahooque Ramp and paddle the lovely protected waters of Cahooque and Hancock Creeks. “


2005-06-10,The following is a report on Trash and Litter on Newport River Paddle

The following is a report on the lovely Newport Port River from Morehead at Crab Point to Newport. The pictures tell the story.

The ten mile trip on the river was beautiful and enjoyed by all.

The dump we had to drive through to launch our boats was ghastly. This will be the second time we have reported this to Carteret County authorities. We now state that in our opinion this dump is an environmental hazard to the health of the waters of the Newport River and the land and the nearby neighbors at Crab Point.
We hope this will get this dump cleaned up. It has been on fire in the past and it will be again and the toxic fumes will be hazardous to the local residents.

This brings us to Shackleford Banks. I am told the same condition exists over there except it is spread over the entire island just like it was last year. We cannot do much about this with our canoes and kayaks. By the time it takes us to get over there and back we have little time for clean up and no way to carry all the trash.We suggest to Carteret County authorties and our Tourists Association that they organize a squadron of motor boats to take people over there to clean it up so there will be some truth in our advertising about clean unspoiled beaches awaiting for our visiting toursts. . Elmer