Friday, December 14, 2012

Georgia Coast Adventure March 21-24

The Georgia Coast, only 100 miles long and a mere fathom deep in many places, offers some of the last natural coastline on the Eastern Seaboard.
Within this short stretch, six sizable rivers funnel billions of gallons of fresh water and millions of tons of sediment, fan-tailing into the ocean. It has been these two features,
the shallowness and the estuaries, combined with our large tidal fluctuations, that provide the DNA for the make-up of the Georgia Coast. This is a coast of fluctuations.
Fringing the ocean like precious beads are the barrier islands that protect our salt marsh. Under the lush canopies of Ossabaw, St Catherine's and Blackbeard Islands, man has hunted, fished and sustained social communes here for 5000 years... from the richest of the rich to the poorest of the poor, and everyone in between. We'll get a peek at some of this habitation, both past and present. To kayak, camp, and explore down the Georgia Coast is an adventure experienced by few.

Thurs, March 21st - Sun, March 24th

Cost: $675.00
5 spaces available.
Our actual course down the coast will take in much of the frontside of the first 50 miles, but back rivers and alternate routes will be utilized as needed.

Planned itinerary..
Day 1: Tybee to North end of Ossabaw
Day 2: North Ossabaw to Jones Hammock
Day 3: Jones Hammock to Blackbeard - Final evening spent on the Captain Gabby, a converted shrimp boat
Day 4: Blackbeard to Shellman Bluff

Interested paddlers should be intermediate in skill level, in good physical health, with experience in coastal waters, and need to have appropriate kayaks and gear for the expedition. The cost includes guiding and camping fees, all breakfasts and dinners, one night's accommodation aboard the shrimp boat, and a shuttle back to the launch site. All participants will provide their own kayaking equipment, camping equipment, and daily lunches. Equipment can be rented for an extra fee.

Please give us a call to learn more about this exciting opportunity and to register.

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