John Paul Jones

Shoreline Cleanup….. UPDATE!!

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Wallace was the 1st to show up and be ready to get dirty

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Anne was a close 2nd too and was really really ready !

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As a kayak group we do lots of water based cleanup

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but to day with the help of Bass Pro Shops we really

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Made a difference on the shoreline!

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But just so you don’t think we didn’t clean from a kayak…

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there is Anne…..

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and Steve who was a little tired…3 tires in fact!!!

Besides a big thanks to Bass Pro, we also would like

to Thank Primo’s for the gift cards too, and our big winner

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Brand spanking new Extrasport fishing pfd!!!

You earned it Wallace!

Thanks to everyone who braved the bad weather ( HA!)

and got trashed with us!

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Check out all the photos and get your group out with us!

 

View album
LRH JPJ Cleanup

Thanks Steve for the photos!!!

 

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26 October 2014 11:28 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

John Paul Jones

Shoreline Cleanup…..

20141025_075928

Wallace was the 1st to show up and be ready to get dirty

20141025_081729

Anne was a close 2nd too and was really really ready !

20141025_081734 

As a kayak group we do lots of water based cleanup

20141025_081737

but to day with the help of Bass Pro Shops we really

20141025_081740

Made a difference on the shoreline!

20141025_081743

But just so you don’t think we didn’t clean from a kayak…

20141025_091153

there is Anne…..

20141025_091706

and Steve who was a little tired…3 tires in fact!!!

Besides a big thanks to Bass Pro, we also would like

to Thank Primo’s for the gift cards too, and our big winner

20141025_094915

Brand spanking new Extrasport fishing pfd!!!

You earned it Wallace!

Thanks to everyone who braved the bad weather ( HA!)

and got trashed with us!

20141025_093536

Check out all the photos and get your group out with us!

 

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25 October 2014 14:37 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Special……

John Paul Jones Park

CLEANUP

This Saturday from 8am to 10am!

Join us for some free kayaking and get your trash on!

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Prizes provided by

Bass Pro Shops

Primo’s

KayakPower.Com

Contact us for

Questions

or

Concerns

Saturday October 25th 2014

Dress to get TRASHED TOO!

 

 

22 October 2014 14:16 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Wonderful wonderful WATER

In the Elm Fork for the Eco Tour…..

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Ah the promise of a new day on the river…..

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and the smiling faces of the paddler too….

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All because of that wonderful thing called water….

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& when I say they come out the woods to paddle…

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I’m not kidding!

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We have the safety talk online now…for those who have

Ahem……issues without their phones…..but we have

a secret to making them think nature…..

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KAYAKING!!!

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Duh!

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So we had GREAT flow

Got to chill a little on the river

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Learn about nature, water and on this trip, thanks to

Heidi and her science club, Energy too….

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And just so you don’t think were all work and no fun…

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and we even found a little mom and daughter 2 step time

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& it was close tell it started, in this case youth was fast!

but in the end it was “ ALL GOOD”

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Check out the way to many photos below too!

A big thanks to Karen &Steve for safety support

along with digital photo support too!

 

 

Thanks to the Reece’s for sharing the kids with us!

 

 

Join us next month November 15th for you little paddle

in paradise with you friends at KayakPower!

 

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Need your students, employees, team or friends on the

water for a complete de stressing?? give us a call!

20 October 2014 08:29 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Wonderful wonderful WATER

In the Elm Fork for the Eco Tour…..

20141018_093414

Ah the promise of a new day on the river…..

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and the smiling faces of the paddler too….

20141018_093436_001

All because of that wonderful thing called water….

20141018_093440_005

& when I say they come out the woods to paddle…

20141018_093430

I’m not kidding!

20141018_095212_001

We have the safety talk online now…for those who have

Ahem……issues without their phones…..but we have

a secret to making them think nature…..

20141018_103911_005

KAYAKING!!!

20141018_103938_005

Duh!

20141018_104019_003

 

So we had GREAT flow

Got to chill a little on the river

20141018_124625

Learn about nature, water and on this trip, thanks to

Heidi and her science club, Energy too….

20141018_125726

And just so you don’t think were all work and no fun…

20141018_131529_009

20141018_140425_002

20141018_140653

and we even found a little mom and daughter 2 step time

20141018_140539_002

& it was close tell it started, in this case youth was fast!

but in the end it was “ ALL GOOD”

20141018_140557

Check out the way to many photos below too!

A big thanks to Steve for safety support

along with digital photo support too!

 

 

Thanks to the Reece’s for sharing the kids with us!

 

 

Join us next month November 15th for you little paddle

in paradise with you friends at KayakPower!

 

20141018_122414

Need your students, employees, team or friends on the

water for a complete de stressing?? give us a call!

19 October 2014 09:05 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

U S Open Tri report

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we staged some of the kayaks up near the hotel…

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And a few near the water…..and speaking of water….

WATER LEVEL

425.85

Feet MSL

Monday, October 13, 2014
   8:30:00 PM
Level is 9.65 feet
below full pool of 435.50

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A historic low would be 10 feet..

.35 more feet and the lake is the lowest

since December 1, 1968….

1968…Dang!!!!

Yes that’s us dragging kayaks over 100yrds to water!

 

OK back to the race..

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It’s funny the public face of what we do is small and looks

simple but your factor in the Life Guards, the USCG,

The Dallas Fire Dept, the race coordinators

and the complex dance we do with several hundred

swimmers in the water…at the same time,

takes a special team, crossed trained in different safety

disciplines and procedures and cross communication

platforms over water and you start to get the idea.

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We get up before the sunrise and most of the time are on the water to greet the sun..

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We work as a team & hope for the best but plan for the

worst…

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and paddle float and ride despite the weather conditions

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and do it all so all the races can have a fun and safe race

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Thanks to Randy, Mike Fred and all the USCGA

The Dallas Fire Dept and the awesome boat,

Monica, Daniel and all The City of Denton LifeGuards

Staci and all the cool folks of Paytri and of course

Jack and Pacific Sports Too!

14 October 2014 12:28 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Successful S 4

Yup…it was cool and wet and rainy and we still got it done!

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And yes even when it’s inclement, we have the worlds

BEST

VOLUNTEERS!

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and some of the cutest too, in my humble opinion!

So only two cleanups left to join us for the getting trashed

fun…Saturday September 8th 2014

and the last one for 2014

 

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and the 1st 25 folks get the 12 13 14 T shirt too!

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and stand by for our Lake Ray Hubbard Jones Paul Jones

Park cleanup !!!!

Stop dreaming & START paddling!

 

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13 October 2014 20:41 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

Successful S 4

Yup…it was cool and wet and rainy and we still got it done!

trash 1014

And yes even when it’s inclement, we have the worlds

BEST

VOLUNTEERS!

IMG_1665

and some of the cutest too, in my humble opinion!

So only two cleanups left to join us for the getting trashed

fun…Saturday September 8th 2014

and the last one for 2014

 

12.13.14

and the 1st 25 folks get the 12 13 14 T shirt too!

IMG_1664

and stand by for our Lake Ray Hubbard Jones Paul Jones

Park cleanup !!!!

Stop dreaming & START paddling!

 

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13 October 2014 20:40 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

did you know?

BLOOD MOON

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is coming….

We’d normally get our boats out and watch this from

“the water”

Kind of get in touch with our more primal

feeling of the paddling experience

However this one starts in the weeee

hours of the am….

 

Just just in case your not sure about getting up

and on the water very early…below are the highlights

 

Local times for eclipse in Dallas on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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Penumbral Eclipse begins Oct 8 at 3:17 AM
Eclipse as seen from earth
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.

Partial Eclipse begins
Oct 8 at 4:18 AM
 
Eclipse as seen from earth
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.

Total Eclipse begins
Oct 8 at 5:27 AM

Eclipse as seen from earth
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.

Maximum Eclipse
Oct 8 at 5:55 AM
 
Eclipse as seen from earth
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.

Total Eclipse ends
Oct 8 at 6:22 AM
 
Eclipse as seen from earth
Total moon eclipse ends.

Moonset
Oct 8 at 7:31 AM
278°West
0.0° below
Not directly visible
Below horizon

Special thanks got the good folks at

http://www.timeanddate.com/

we use them all the time to help us plan!

7 October 2014 14:42 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

did you know?

BLOOD MOON

100714 a

is coming….

We’d normally get our boats out and watch this from

“the water”

Kind of get in touch with our more primal

feeling of the paddling experience

However this one starts in the weeee

hours of the am….

 

Just just in case your not sure about getting up

and on the water very early…below are the highlights

 

Local times for eclipse in Dallas on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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Penumbral Eclipse begins Oct 8 at 3:17 AM
Eclipse as seen from earth
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.

Partial Eclipse begins
Oct 8 at 4:18 AM
 
Eclipse as seen from earth
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.

Total Eclipse begins
Oct 8 at 5:27 AM

Eclipse as seen from earth
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.

Maximum Eclipse
Oct 8 at 5:55 AM
 
Eclipse as seen from earth
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.

Total Eclipse ends
Oct 8 at 6:22 AM
 
Eclipse as seen from earth
Total moon eclipse ends.

Moonset
Oct 8 at 7:31 AM
278°West
0.0° below
Not directly visible
Below horizon

Special thanks got the good folks at

http://www.timeanddate.com/

we use them all the time to help us plan!

7 October 2014 14:41 by mswope | Comments (0) | Permalink

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