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Kayaking the Potomac at Stratford

March 14, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$10 - $15

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASorry, this event is cancelled due to inclement weather forecast for this weekend.

Join us for a late winter kayaking event on March 14, 2015 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.   Plan to enjoy this rare opportunity for ages 10 and up (with no experience necessary).  Bring your waterproof camera along!  See and experience historic Stratford cliffs from the Potomac River, and possibly glimpse a variety of birds and wildlife.  A whole new perspective is gained from 50-100 feet offshore.  The kayaking tour will be led by Denise and Bill Micks, retired school teachers who opened a Fredericksburg-based outdoor recreation and interpretive business in the early ‘70s.

This is a weather-dependent event, and pre-registration (closes Monday, March 9, 2015) is required.  A minimum of 6 persons is required for the event, which can accommodate a maximum of 20 persons.  Life vests (provided) will be worn by all participants and Stratford Hall release forms will be given out and must be signed prior to the event.  The kayak trips are guided, and instructors will offer safety education before, during, and after the event.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe kayaks to be used are Old Town traditional tandem kayaks. The kayaks are large and stable and offer easy access in and out. These kayaks are great for the absolute novice and of the “lazy” experienced kayaker.  Participants are advised to dress in layers for an afternoon on the river in March, with a wind and water repellent jacket, warm socks and suitable shoes, backpack with water and energy snacks, and waterproof camera (optional).

To register for the kayaking event, please email Jon Bachman or call him at 804-493-1972. The deadline for registering is March 9, 2015.  The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for kids 10-13.

The goal of the event is to have fun, and Bill and Denise will coordinate the group and have a lead boat as well as a following kayak to keep the group together. This allows for complete vigilance of the group members.

For over 40 years, the Micks have provided instructive canoe experiences for over 50 non-profits: scout groups, churches, Regional Governor’s schools, American Canoe Association events, local YMCAs, Regional Parks and Recreation Departments, and the Friends of the Rappahannock.
Event Schedule:
12:45 PM registrants park at cliffs overlook
1:00PM Registrants promptly meet instructors and guides at the Mill picnic area
1:00 PM – 1:20 PM Instruction prior to going on water
• Safety Instruction
• Basic Canoeing instruction
1:20 PM – 4:00P.M canoeing on the Potomac
• Kayak group forms with instructors in lead and trailing kayaks

Instructor contact:
Bill and Denise Micks
2002 College Ave., Fredericksburg, VA 22405 © 540-845-2259 or wmicks@cox.net

Pre-Registration contact:
Jon Bachman, 804-493-1972 or email registration request to:
Jon Bachman

Details

Date:
March 14, 2015
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$10 - $15
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