Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Georgia Coast Trippers Raise 10G

From James Marlow
Georgia Coast Paddler. Nov 10-18th, 2012

"I wanted to say thanks again for the use of the P&H Scorpio and all of the great advise and wise council for our Georgia Coast Adventure. The trip was a great success and we have raised close to $10,000.00 for Georgia coastal environmental non-profits."

"The Scorpio was a fantastic boat for the trip, which was close to 150 miles with strong winds, heavy spring tides and small craft advisories that were very challenging. The crossing of the sound between St Simons and Jekyll were at the limit of my strength and skill.
Nigel had said that this was an expedition and he was right. He also said that a lot of people talk about kayaking the Georgia Coast and not may people actually do it. His experience and suggestions for the trip were invaluable as was the day of training and self rescue off of Little Tybee Island. We often quoted Nigel throughout the 8 day trip. Savannah Canoe and Kayak is a wonderful resource for coastal watersports, equipment, instruction and friendship.
The Scorpio was very comfortable and it excelled in surf and waves.
The day hatches worked well and are a great feature of the Scorpio. It was an excellent choice for this adventure.
Some of the highlights were the raw beauty of this special part of the world, over 100 dolphins - two of which gently touched the Scorpio. I saw a mature dolphin with a young dolphin by it's side, great birding, seeing the wild horses and the uniqueness of Cumberland Island. Big paddles across the sounds with 3 foot waves and 61 degree water temperatures.
I thought that we would paddle hard in the morning, eat lunch, take a nap and read a bit but the 8 day schedule to go from Hilton Head to Florida required hard paddling almost all day everyday, with many times setting up camp in the dark. The first night the low as 37 degrees on a sandspur covered campsite on Little Tybee.
I sincerely appreciate the support from P&H and SC&K for the assistance with this trip."

James Marlow
CEO Radience Solar,
James was part of a 4 man team on this trip.
Philip Hodges, Allen Bradley, Doug Pettersen and James Marlow.

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