Just to let you know that the wind is out of the south/west and has blown out all the water at the HP Landing!
So we will meet at the “private launch” on the other side of the river, the waves have some white caps on them, so if you’re confident, competent and ready to get wet, we will see you in the water by 6:30!
Today May 14th, the outing will be at the private launch on the “other side” of the Ottawa River!
Not enough water for the HP Landing today!
See ya at 6:15 for a 6:30 departure!!
This Saturday May 18th there are two dig events happening in North West Ohio:
Tri-Aventure in the Defiance area, where participants bike 35 miles, then get into their canoe/kayak at the Independence Dam and paddle 6 mile down the Maumee River then hike back 6 miles with 20% of your body weight in backpack! NWORR’s role is to assist the paddlers in and near the water along the 6 mile route. If interested in participating, give Dave a call to get more information- 419-726-9628.
TAKE ME BOATING TOLEDO – 10a.m.- 4p.m. at The Maritime Academy of Toledo. The Maritime Academy is proud to co-sponsor this event with the Western Lake Erie Safe Boating Council, City of Toledo, U.S.C.G., U.S.C.G. Auxiliary, ODNR – Div. of Watercraft Safety, Toledo Sail and Power Squadron, and The Josh Project, to kick-off the start of National Safe Boating Week 7 promote recreational boating activities in our area for everyone.
There will be an Open House at Maritime Academy & learn about kayaking & safe boating education. Watch the Toledo Fire Dept. Dive Team in action.
NWORR will have a booth there promoting kayaking and our group, stop on down, a kayak demo in the inside pool!
also help set a world record 12pm, come wear your life jacket /PFD!
Howard Pinkley Landing re-dedication
There was a large turned out at last Saturday’s rededication of the Howard Pinkley Landing, by honoring Howard for making the landing a reality and his commitment to the area community. A honor guard unit from the US Coast Guard Bay View Station raised the American flag along with a “NorthWest Ohio River Runners” flag, then the Pledge allegiance was led by Clem Cybulski, after which the new sign honoring Howard was unveiled by His daughter Wendy Beallas, who then talked about her father’s love of the Point Place/Shoreland community. Howard had many visions, one being a canoe and kayak club that he started 4 years ago, known as NorthWest Ohio River Runners that use this landing every Tuesday evening at 6:30.
Pictured – Dave Zobler and Wendy Beallas, after unveiling the new signage reflecting Howard’s commitment to the area community
Ottawa River water temperature, air temperature and the water level at the camera site!!
Measurements taken near Ottawa River Road and 124th Street. You might experience a minute or two before the gauges and charts appear.
Air temperature above the Ottawa River
Ottawa River Water Temperature
Ottawa River Water Level
HP Landing water level in Inches
Larry Lyndsay’s 28th Annual Maumee Valley Tri-Adventure Race, is May 18th 2013
He could use help in the water, with our kayaking “expertise” to monitor and help any of the participants whether they are kayaking or canoeing in the Maumee River. Let bob know – email@example.com
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The NWORR has teamed up with Oak Openings Region Green Ribbon Initiative “Blue Week” for our May 14th Tuesday Outing!
Whether you’re and experience kayaker or beginner, you’ll enjoy our slow paced paddle up the Ottawa River seeing the wildlife appear as we paddle away from civilization along the shoreline.
If you are planning on kayaking with us on May 14th, please register at firstname.lastname@example.org placing NWORR in the subject line, please include you name, email, phone number and number of kayakers, this will let us know how many to expect, to notify you if cancellation due to weather, also depending on water level, the launch site might be move at the last minute. So if we know you’re coming to paddle with us, we can keep you informed of any changes!
For more about “Blue Week” go to:
For more about the HP Landing and location go to:
We wanted to remind everyone after what happened in Sandusky Ohio Sunday, April 7th, How important your life jackets or Personal Flotation Devices (PDF) really are! No matter how good of a swimmer you are, you can not be prepared for what can happen out on the unpredictable water, whether it be a small back yard pond or Lake Erie !
That is why from the very first NWORR outing, we insisted on anyone going out with us had to WEAR their PDF and it had to be secured (tied/zipped up), not sat on or laying in the cockpit thinking that it will be easy to grab it if something happens or if ODNR comes by for an inspection!
We have had a few people upset ( to say the least) and some do not go out with us, but most of them have “seen the light” and wear them diligently!
Sure the PDF’s are uncomfortable if you don’t buy the correct type for paddling and yes they are very warm in the summer’s sun, but know you’ll always return to shore for another enjoyable day of paddling!!
SAFETY FIRST wear your PDF’s
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