2008-07-21 Ellis Cove to Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, NC

This is the marina in Court House Bay where we launched our canoes and kayaks. It is on the inside of Harveys Point protected from the large open waters of the New River. It has a ramp, rest rooms, good parking and there is a gazebo and picnic tables at the point in a beautiful setting.

Here we are launching our boats. That is Jim Niedermeyer on the left and Elmer Eddy in the canoe.

Here we are getting ready to launch. This picture by Gayle Jackson.

Another picture by Gayle of Ed Gruca in his Alligator Nose kayak getting ready to go pick up trash.

This is Jackie Foster of Emerald Isle. Photo by Gayle Jackson from Mount Airy, Md.

Ed Gruca, our photographer, caught this fellow watching us.
Jim and Elmer are off hauling our trash barge.
This Jackie Foster from Emerald Isle. She has been telling us for years she was going to join us. She had a great time and we loved having her.
Above are Gayle Jackson on the left down here from Mount Airy, Maryland on vacation. She learned about us on the Internet. On the right is Jim Crownover, Admiral of the Duncannon Navy in Pennsylvania. He is a Charter Member of Stewards of The White Oak River Basin and spends all his vacation time down here with us that he can.

Below are pictures taken along our paddles today. It is a beautiful area.

It was as lovely day too to be on the water.
Private sandy beaches, over hanging live oak trees. Everything was magnificent except the
trash. We got rid of that today!
Heading home with our load for today.

Elmer cooling off.

Floyd probably killed this tree. That is Ed Gruca’s kayak. He took the picture and many of the rest along with Jim Crownover. We also have pictures by Gayle Jackson and Jackie Foster to get on here.

Jim Niedermeyer picking up litter at this grotesquely shaped live oak tree providing shade on a sandy shoreline

The other side of the same tree!

Another picture by Gayle of a shoreline that impressed her with its beauty.

Our newest Stewards, Gayle Jackson, from Mt Airy, Md on the left (on vacation) and Jackie Foster on the right from Emerald Isle at our lunch stop.

Another visitor at our lunch stop. A pretty fellow. He spent most of our lunch period on my knee.
We have rounded Jarretts Point and are heading for Harveys Point
Gayle Jackson at the tip of Jarretts Point. More dead trees by Floyd.
We have just rounded Jarretts Point.
Elmer and Jim loading up.
Jim Crownover and Jackie Foster almost home as they enter Court House Bay.

Gayle Jackson catching up. (Ed: Please put Gayle back in here. Elmer)

The group back at the marina with our haul of trash for the day. L/R in back, Gayle Jackson, Jackie Foster, Ed Gruca and Jim Crownover. In front, Elmer Eddy and Jim Niedermeyer.
The Marines were maneuvering. Several of them in amphibious vehicles. It was spectacular!

Folks, please don’t litter. Not even one little piece. There are over three hundred million of us. It ads up fast! We could have enjoyed

10 miles of this lovely river instead of this short little stretch if we didn’t have to stop to pick up trash carelessly and illegally. discarded. Thanks, Elmer

Elmer Eddy
Elmer, The White Oak River Trashman
Stewards of The White Oak River Basin
101 River Reach Drive West,
Swansboro, NC. 28584
910-389-4588 e-mail:
Please visit our website: http://www.whiteoakstewards.org/
“If no one litters, there will be no litter!”