Kayaking Ebenezer Creek
June 26 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
UPDATE: Please have the $45 fee to Jamie Anderson by June 23rd, 2021!
Join us for a relaxing paddle on Ebenezer Creek, a tributary of the Savannah River located near Rincon, Georgia, about 20 minutes north of downtown Savannah. Our guide with be Beverly Hollingsworth owner of Alligators Galore Nature and Kayaking Tours.
A fine example of a blackwater stream ecosystem, there are ancient bald cypress trees and swamp tupelo that line the creek. Some of the cypress trees are said to be over 1000 years old. The dark blackwater is a result of the tannic acid from leaves that fall in the water, making very clear reflections in the water, a boon to photographers. Nature abounds with hawks, owls woodpeckers and songbirds. An occasional alligator may be seen in the water or sunning on the bank. Sometimes, a green plant called Duckweed covers areas of the creek and adds a layer of texture to the water, as shown in the photos below.
Single passenger kayaks with life jackets are furnished, but bring snacks, drinks, waterproof bags for camera equipment and personal items. Face masks may be required, so being one just in case. Insect repellent is a must. $45 per person, but under 6 passengers, the price will be $50, so be sure and bring $5 in cash on the day of the trip, just in case. Payment needs to be made in advance. Checks can be made out to Jamie Anderson, 8532 Vining Way, Savannah, GA 31406 or via free bank transfer to Jamie’s PayPal account- firstname.lastname@example.org. Cash or check can also be given to Jamie at the June 12th meeting at OIWC.
Meet at Tommy Long Boat Ramp at 8am, directions below or if you want to follow Beverly Hollingsworth there, either meet at the Pirates House 20 East Broad Street, Savannah, Ga at 7:00am or at the Shell Station 7110 Augusta Road , Port Wentworth, Ga 31047 at 7:30am (321 North at I-95). Call Beverly Hollingsworth at 912-695-2305 in advance to let her know your preference.
Georgia Nature Photography Association (GNPA) field trips are for paid GNPA members only. The yearly membership fee is minimal. For more information on joining the GNPA, visit www.GNPA.org.