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Pat Meehan (alf@KGN.IBM.COM)
Wed, 2 Aug 1995 11:20:04 -0500
Well it's been quite sometime since i've been on this list. Been unsubscribed
since about a month ago - due to bounced mail which was due to a move.
Now Scouting stuff... A while back I was mentioning I was taking a group to
Seabase and I received a lot of help from you folks on places to stay...
Well we're back - and we left just before Hurricane Erin hit Florida...we were
there the week just prior to the hurricane.
We took 3 days to get to 'Island Base' (vs Seabase cause Out Island Adventure
meets about 40 miles further south). From NY to Lumberton, NC (1st day);
Then on to Port Canaveral (Jetty Park) for 2 day stay ... Visited Kennedy
Space Center. Then onto the Island Base...
Had great weather - Hot, Hot, Hot... but great weather!
Out Island Adventure consisted of 2 full days at base where we brushed up
on Snorkeling and did some small boat sailing the first day and Went out on
'The Reef Chief' (out of Key West) to the Coral Reef for snorkeling the second
day. The rest of the week was spent out on Big Munson Island (donated to
BSA by Formby!) We did more (more more more more) snorkeling, deep sea fishing,
Spiny Lobster 'catching' (used Tickle sticks and nets; very tasty),
kayaking the mangroves on Big (and Little) Munson Island, canoe-maraning,
around the island, and Nurse Shark fishing (didn't catch any of these)...
Needless to say - we lived in our bathing suits and snorkling gear... Only had
bad weather on the arrival to Island. Some rain fell during the nights.
It was patrol cooking, but 1 night we had steaks (part of our provisions)
which was supplemented with Lobster and Snapper ... mmmm mmmm mmmmmmmmmm!
It was a wonderful experience and the excitment from the boys was a sight
to behold... All want to go back... Now I just have to figure out when.
Anybody wanting to hear more, drop me a line...
Oh, if you ever do go ... major importance on Dive Socks - don't just go
with Teva's or some water sandals... You have to walk out and in from your
boat... depending on tide it could be long... through muck and mud and
saurgrass and turtle grass... with the danger of Sting Rays and Jelly Fish...
YiS - Pat
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