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Chili cook off wrap up

The 2017 Reef Warrior chili cook-off is in the books, Thanks to every one who brought chili. They were all good, the voting was close. A single vote decided the winner and there was a tie for 2nd.

After a vote off,  2nd place was awarded to Joe, in his first chili

cook-off

Sydney , also a first timer took home the hardware this year.

The highlight of the night (other than the chili) was “The Rain water” rum fountain. A genius creation by our Mad Scientist, Cam.

 

A great reef sunset was enjoyed by all.

Click here

to view the end of year video.

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Paddle pics and Chili Cook-off reminder

In my excitement to share the video post of the Once Around the Wreck paddle I forgot to add these links to photos from the labor day paddle.

 https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B1hsnNVf5QvBQUVYa2ZmOTNBQlk?usp=sharing

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AmHHoJ0r1ux-qlozc5Yw4LN9G22Q

 

And a quick reminder, Chili cook -off will be September 30th, at Caseys place, ledge 4, please have your chili warm and delivered between  4 and 5 pm.

Crock pot cooker bags will be available for pick up the weekend of 9/23 here at ledge 12.

Hope to see everyone there!!!!

 

 

Once Around the Wreck/Labor Day Weekend

Thanks to everyone who braved the chill to participate/help out/ and share  photos for the  Once around the Wreck Paddle.
Even though the morning was a bit cold with a very uncommon east wind we still had a great turn out for this event. 70 +  paddlers braved the elements.  Give yourselves a round of applause!
The magic of the Reef was apparent the whole weekend, as the early morning chill made way to a warm day with a nice east wind that created a breezy, flat water, fun Hobie day. Then the remains of Hurricane Harvey cleared the beach in record time and left us with a Sunday Funday.
Waking up to waves for breakfast, a 2+ hr surf session turned into a great day for the sailors lucky enough to be here.
Big winds were forecast for Labor day Monday although they never materialized, it was an outstanding day,  the warmth and sunshine provided a perfect day at the Reef.
Here is a video recap of the paddle and funday Sunday.
Enjoy

once around the wreck/labor day weekend

The great poet laureate of Margaritaville once said:

” It is hard to reason with the hurricane season”

This statement is a fact when it comes to planning for this year’s

Once around the Wreck Paddle.

Our event will be held on Labor Day weekend Saturday, Sept. 2 at 10am.

Let’s get everyone on the beach by 9:30ish.

As of now the weather is looking most promising for a Saturday morning paddle. Light winds are forecast for the morning with the breeze picking up later in the day. (Unlike Sunday’s forecast which has the sailors jumping for joy!)

https://www.windfinder.com/forecast/lake_erie_pleasant_beach 

https://www.wunderground.com/weather/ca/elco-beach/IONTARIO1245?mr=1&MR=1 

Please bring your pfd! The aqua cops have been around often and we don’t need to raise funds to bail someone out of the brig!

Join us as we gather all manner of paddle craft for a trip around the Sherkston ship wreck. Then gather in front of ledge 12  for some post paddle treats, make new friends, catch up with old friends and swap some stories.

A great tradition to begin the countdown to the end of the summer of 2017
Reef Warrior swag will be available for purchase.

If any one would like to donate some time to help set up or any goodies to share (morning snacks/water/soft drinks/ice,  ect.) please stop by and see Lou or Gail at ledge 12.

Please spread the word and let’s attempt to get over 100 paddlers involved!

See you all Saturday morning! Stay tuned for updates! (just in case :))

National Rum Day

Here are a few thoughts to celebrate  National Rum Day!

~ Lewis Grizzard

Rum is a staple here at Da’ Reef, it is the coin of the realm, often used to repay a debt or a thank you for a favor.

Rum is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from sugarcane byproducts, such as molasses, or directly from sugarcane juice, by a process of fermentation and distillation. The distillate, a clear liquid, is then usually aged in oak barrels.

Rum plays a part in the culture of most islands of the West Indies as well as in The Maritimes and Newfoundland. This beverage has famous associations with the Royal Navy (where it was mixed with water or beer to make grog) and piracy (where it was consumed as bumbo). Rum has also served as a popular medium of economic trade, organized crime, and military insurgencies (e.g., the American Revolution and Australia’s Rum Rebellion).

For more on the history of rum click below

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rum

Rum has been described and celebrated in song and verse through the ages and I have included some of those words of wisdom for you all to ponder.

Pour a glass of your favorite sugar cane juice and toast the day.

“In light rum, there is freedom

in dark rum, there is wisdom

in water there is bacteria

Drink more rum.”

  • Ben Franklin

 

 

 

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Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest–
Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!
Drink and the devil had done for the rest–
…Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”
Louis Stevenson

The Best ideas come while sipping Rum”
-Pavol Kazimir

“All roads lead to rum.”
-W. C. Fields

Why is the rum gone”

Jack Sparrow