Halloween Cruise to Double Bayou
October 28-29, 2017
Shell Seaker will be departing from the scary marker #2 at 9:00 AM on October 28th for the wonderful Halloween Cruise weekend across the bay at the Double Bayou Pasture located up the East Fork of that bayou.
Wear your best costume, and of course do something to decorate your boat! We will have the usual bonfire to either ward off (or perhaps summon) the spirits!
The actual schedule (more or less…) of activities is as follows:
5:00 PM – Docktails, combined with dinner. Please bring a ghoulish dish to share. A scary punch will be available for those who wish to indulge.
7:00 PM - Costume contest (for both people and pets!)
8:00 PM - Bonfire, music, singing, dancing, and ghost stories.
Sunday - Breakfast as a group, or on your own. (your choice)
Please join this fun-filled cruise!!!!!!!
Registrations will be starting on the website sign-up page very soon!
For questions, etc., contact David Glascock at 713-248-7040 or email@example.com
Here is some additional information added by Philip Kropf on 10/24/16.
1. If you have never been to Double Bayou, it is recommended that you download my “Double Bayou Navigation” pdf file and review it before you start out. It not only gives you navigation information, but through photos and text it also describes how we tie up over there at the Pasture, why a gangplank might be necessary, and other assorted tidbits of information. Regarding the navigation, I have provided the waypoints that I have been using for many years to navigate the DB channel. I personally recommend that you enter these into your chart plotter and then create an actual route that you can follow on your way in. Following this route, plus also the suggested local knowledge visual landmarks that you need to be looking for, should get you in to the Oak Island harbor area without too much trouble!
Note: m/v Seascape cruised over to Oak Island this past weekend and reports that all ATONs are in place, and also the green-side pvc pipe that kind of marks the mid-point between marker #12 and the boat shed. The companion red-side pvc pole is not in place however, and even though the little shoal island on the green side has recently migrated out to almost the edge of the channel, do not let that scare you into going too far to the red side!!! A couple of TMCAers (who shall remain nameless...) did that last year and ended up very unhappily aground!
2. If everyone would bring a small bundle of firewood it might save us from having to search in the woods for suitable wood to burn.
3. Don’t forget your gangplank if you think that it might be needed, and also some metal stakes to tie off to. (re: pages 32 and 33 of the pdf file.)
4. Don’t forget mosquito spray! It is sometimes necessary.
5. Toasted marshmallows and smores are always a hit around the bonfire! Provision accordingly...
6. In addition to your scary Halloween costume, do something to decorate your boat in the spirit of the holiday!
7. There is dredging currently going on in the North Boater Cut. For safety I would recommend using the South Boater Cut instead.
8. Photos from various TMCA Halloween Cruises to Double Bayou can be found on Philip's flickr site at: //www.flickr.com/photos/15251435@N08/albums" style="box-sizing:inherit;background:transparent;text-decoration:none;color:rgb(0, 0, 0);transition:all 0.2s">https://www.flickr.com/photos/15251435@N08/albums
Some boats (including Silhouette) currently plan on going over on Friday, either to go directly to the Pasture, or to perhaps hang out in Oak Island and drink some cold beer and eat a burger at Channel Marker 17.