Eco Tour Report

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it started as a very serious day to paddle……….NOT!

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Really….we just hung out a lot…….in the kayaks….on the

RIVER!

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With the FAM!

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& the Friends!

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We did have to take a quick break after all it WAS Saturday!

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But then we got back to serious kayakpower FUN!

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A special THANKS to Erin for getting stuck in a boat with

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ME!!!

Check em all out and Thanks Steve & KJ too!

 

Wildlife highlight this trip…. Great Horned Owl !!!

Sorry we missed you this trip

We hope to see you in August on the 16th

9am Safety Chat 10am Paddles WET!

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21 July 2014 21:28 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Thanks WRBC!

………for letting the Eagle Scholars paddle again!

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& What a difference a week makes in the weather too,

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       THANKS Mother Nature we enjoyed the COOL!

 

Thanks to Brit for shooting our camera and the fun!

 

Thanks to KJ for shooting these too, it does take a village!

 

Special Thanks the man that puts the more in Commodore!

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Thanks Mr. Miles for joining us too!!!

20 July 2014 20:51 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Trash Warriors @ WRL

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From the July Cleanup at Jackson Point in WRL w/KPC!

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They  must have all been from Missouri ………..

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                  …………………..Show me the TRASH!

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Trash makes us DOG gone mad!

 

A BIG THANKS to the volunteers

both on the ground & on the water

And if you missed the get trashed with KPC T shirt..

Be there early in August!

 

 

This is what we got out of the lake…

 

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Nuff said!

NEXT

S4

August

9th

9am till about 12 noon

4100 W Lawther Dr

Jackson Point @

WRL!

 

17 July 2014 13:43 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Eagle Scholars + the Arboretum + WRBC =

KAYAKPOWER time on the water……

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We even had our very won Hurricane too…..Say Hi to

KATRINA

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in the green shirt, getting ready to shred some WRL water!

And a BIG THANKS

to the folks at the WRBC for letting…

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us use the club and all its outstanding amenities too!

As you can see the kids really enjoyed it too!

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A special thanks to Both Ann & Christine for DA and

their incredible patience with the goofiness of KPC!

 

I swear that last splash was a total mistake!!!

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REALLY!!!

16 July 2014 14:55 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Grapevine Intro Class

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An yes the lake is a little low on water, but not on fun, at least not from us!

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As you know we lost a recent soccer match to a European country we happen to also be paddling with a person from that same country and I can tell you that despite my in affection for the soccer team, the people are GREAT!

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Please join us next time too where you can grab some skills &  meet friends

 

And remember to check out all the photos below too!  See Ya on the Water!

 

6 July 2014 15:37 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

INTRO to Kayaking Class this Saturday July 5th Grapevine Lake 9am

Join us for the intro2Kayaking Class on Saturday

July 5th at 9am on Grapevine Lake at Sand Bass Point!

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In a nut shell you get exposure to the 3 major types of

kayaking

Recreational     Touring      Whitewater

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In addition you get to paddle and experience several

different types of kayaks, and paddles and PFD and

assorted paddling equipment.

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You’ll learn strokes from all 3 styles

along with maneuvering sequences that you need

for live water fun, convenience and safety too.

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Buts that not all, in addition you get the

rescue and recovery

primer that will replaced the unknown with the skilled!

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How do we cram all this into a 9 to 3 class??

We’ll we don’t, in fact each person learns at his or

her own speed, and to that we offer the I2K course

“free return”

as many time as you’d like for a full year.

So stop back in an keep those new skills sharp,

Or just stop by and check out the new gear…

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Last but not least…your paid class also give you

a full day’s (up to 8 hours) kayak rental

So you can take those new skills and begin your

Adventure on the water!

Register online or

call 972 971 6329

We keep our classes small

so you get

 personal attention!

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1 July 2014 21:51 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

It’s a Holiday week….

An those shortened work days

(before we even factor in the futbol

…and it’s a short countdown to the weekend! 

                                  YEAH!

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The July 4th weekend, and you know what that means…

Hotdogs, tator salad, sweet tea, pickles and fun with the

WATER!

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And to kick of July, join us at the water edge for the Intro

Class this Saturday the 5th of July 9am at Sand Bass Pt!

Still $ 125 and includes a free return to class and….AND

a full days free rental plus razor sharp kayak skills too!

 

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Or if you just need some quality time inquire about our

rentals  kayaks and canoes, 1/2 day and Full days rentals

Contact Brian at 214 629 7316 and get your rental

scheduled today,  call or text …we’ll get you on the water!

 

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Short on coin and still need that paddling jones covered??

Join us for S4 every 2nd Saturday of the Month 7.12.14!!!

Get Trashed with KPC, in fact the 1st 10 paddlers get our

trashed out clean T for free…9am  4100 W Lawther near

the water, and the corner of Jackson Point     (hint hint)

 

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And maybe its some river time you crave, or carve???

Well at least it moves a little, this is Texas of course…

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this is what the put in at LLELA looks like form the ground..

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this is what you see from the cockpit of your kayak….

paddling with us…every 3rd Saturday of the Month

July 19th 2014 9am safety talk 10 am Paddles WET!

Log on and make your RVSP to the LLELA Eco Tour…

Adults still just $ 50 kids 13-18 $ 25 and kids under13

paddle FREE with KPC…Space is limited so don’t delay!

 

And where would we be with out or Triathlon Supports?

That’s easy restful slumber and not an alarm at 430 am…

O Well some has to paddle with a purpose…..

Join us in the wee hours of the am and help us with water

safety and in return you get a race Tshirt and the gratitude

the the swim racers too, (not to mention the race owner!!)

Join us Sunday July 13th at 5:52am in Little Elm as we

support the Swim run for Tri Now ! If you paddled with us

last year….we’d love to see you again!

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We also need some tri support for the

Lewisville Toll Tag Tri

Sunday July 27th 2014 at 6:15am

Do you have what it takes to rise before the sun

and paddle in support of the racers??

 

We also need a volunteer or two to help us with the

AD intercity youth paddle hosted at the WRBC on the

east side of WRL from 10am to 3pm on Friday the 11th

of July, please contact us if you would like to paddle or \

help support the ground crew, they are a great group of

kids and I get just as much out of them as I hope the get f

rom me too!

Two chances to feel good about the future….

Friday July 18th

10am to 3pm same bat time same bat place

PS Weather days are the 23rd and 24th I believe I mentions ….this IS Texas!

 

Did I mention Dallas Five 55?

Join Juan for a really cool swim run race at

Meadowmere Park on the lovely shores of

Lake Grapevine

Tuesday the 22nd of July 630pm Swim start..

(PS its also a tri race support training if your so inclined)

Happy

4th

To Everyone

and

we hope to see

you

on the water!

30 June 2014 21:04 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Sunday was fun albeit a bit windy…

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Didn’t matter if your 5 or 7 or even older, it was a nice day!

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We did a little single, a little double and a little sup too..

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the wind was trying to steal the afternoon, but we made it

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A Big THANKS to Helena and Otto and of course ChaChy too!

 

Get your family or group on the water in a private lesson..

Starting at $ 125, just give us a call and we meet you at

the lake or the creek or the river and we’ll bring the fun!

29 June 2014 20:32 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Tri Support

As you know we help with water safety on various

Tri’s…..

The last one we supported was the DISCO Tri in

 

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Valley View on Lake Ray Roberts and one of our fav

Lifeguards was not doing safety…no no no…she was

R A C I N G !!!!!!

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Congratulations to Ms. Courtney for her

O U T S T A N D I N G   F I N I S H !!!!

9th in class 150 overall

Courtney Miller


383 25 3 30:59.2 2:04HM 4:38.1 7 1:32:48.1 14.9mph

2:06.9 9 1:10:53.7 11:26/M 3:21:26.1

 

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so if you need your race covered, or racers too, just

give us a ring and we’ll help you get your kayaks ON!!!

26 June 2014 09:01 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Eco Tour treated to a heavy mammal…

It was the best day so far this year for water and weather

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Overcast skies, a slight breeze and water above 150 CFS!

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and the last flood opened up the tree “rapid” it still

makes for some excitement solo or double……..

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We had a smaller group so we were able to sneak up on

the various critters too….insects seem to be easy this trip

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be also got some of the reptile life in as well….

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and the big plus on this trip …..

We caught a heavy mammal swimming from bank to bank..

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NO ….a different mammal……

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Can you see the ear and face just above the center of

the photo above?

                               Canis latrans

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Here is a different shot, he swam across the river a few

yards in front of our group and then checked us too!

 

Who know why he was looking, were just an average group

of river folks having a fun time on the water…..

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We also rounded out or day with a little Texas 2 step too

In fact it was our 1st ever double winner 2 step!

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Mark you calendar for the July fun every 3rd Saturday!

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See ya on the River!

 

25 June 2014 11:17 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

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