2nd Annual Duckworks Messabout
May 22, 2004 - Magnolia Beach, Texas
For those of you who live in the
South Texas area, or who don't mind traveling a bit, we are announcing
our second annual messabout. We have chosen a location that we
feel is ideal for this type of event. We found out about it from
our friends Charlie and Laura who came to last year's messabout.
Magnolia Beach is a small community
on Matagorda Bay just southeast of Port Lavaca Texas. There is
a county park near the community which is not well known, but
is clean and pleasant and perfect for a messabout. Camping is
allowed as are bonfires (imagine that!)
The picture above was taken on
a recent trip to the area to scout it for the messabout. There
is a long row of blue pavilions with picnic tables and grills.
There is also a decent toilet. The beach is crushed shell which
is cleaner than sand and doesn't stick to your feet as badly.
The beach is perfect for sailing
- it drops off to an average depth of four feet or so in the first
bit. The wind is usually blowing directly across the beach for
broad reaching out and back in again. There are some islands in
the bay to explore and lots of room to sail or paddle. There is
also an excellent ramp for trailer boats. No fee is charged.
These things are normally pretty
unstructured, but this year we will be including a Puddle Duck
Race or two. I'll have mine there, and there might be a few more
too. For more information about this boat, see the website: http://www.pdracer.com
It took me about two days to make mine, so there is plenty of
time for you to make one too.
Bring plenty of water, bring a
lunch, bring some sunscreen, and bring your boat if you have one.
We will bring our Ladybug, and a couple of kayaks. Saturday night
we will have a pot luck dinner. We will be camping overnight Saturday
and going home on Sunday.
For those of you who want GPS coordinates:
We hope to see you there.
Chuck and Sandra Leinweber