Here are Ed Gruca’s pictures of this trip. The most wonderful happening is that there was not a single piece of litter to be picked up!
So, you see folks, it can be done! “If no one litters, there will be no litter.” Thanks everyone for not littering.
L/R Jack Cleaves from Cedar Point, Jim Moriss form Morehead, Cal Hansen from New Bern. That is Brown,s Island across the inlet.
Top to bottom, a hand made canoe by Jim Morris, a hand made kayak by Jack Cleaves, and three more kayaks. The long sleek blue one is on its way to Arcadia National Park in Maine with Cal Hansen and Al Morris of Smyrna.
That yellow kayak is Jim Crownover’s. That is him under the hat. He is visiting from Duncannon, Pa. That is Dale Weston of Jacksonville
enjoying the water with him.
The dark black kayak with the alligator teeth is Ed Gruca,s of Emerald Isle. The red one is Tom Hill’s of Jacksonville. Dale is taking it to Lamar’s at Outer Banks Kayaks in Cedar Point for sale. It is brand new but Tom has a balance disorder and cannot canoe or kayak any more. A very nice kayak at a great discount for someone.
Elmer, The Trashman from Swansboro in his single canoe on Saunders Creek.
Jim Morris, standing on the sand bar in Saunders Creek with Pam Bader’s mother. Pam and Elmer in the water with Pam’s dog, Cedar.
Pam Bader was down from Washington, DC visiting her family. As we came down Saunders Creek she recognized us and jumped in
the water and swam out to meet us. Pam is one the the original Stewards of The White Oak River Basin and and has done more to keep the White Oak River clean than most of us. It was a touching reunion!
Clean waters, great friends, excellent weather, with the tide with us both ways. Martha Alquist of the Tideland News said, “Canoing is Heaven on Earth.” We agree with her.
For more excellent, fantastic pictures by Jim Crownover of this trip at Bear Inlet please visit his web site at: www.crownover.com.