Living in coastal Georgia is a daily blessing of natural beauty. This is exactly the reason we have decided to put together a day long kayaking trip on the Satilla River Saturday, November 20th. We will be partnering with South East Adventure to provide a full day of kayaking on the river. We will also be receiving instruction on proper technique and other invaluable outdoor travel skills from Willie Hazelhurst, a certified National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) instructor.

On Friday evening we will begin with a discussion about the ecology of the Satilla River by Kellie Parr, a representative of the Satilla Riverkeeper.

The Satilla River is one of Georgia’s major but relatively unknown rivers. It begins by draining several small counties in Southwest GA and flows over 200 miles before emptying into the Atlantic Ocean just south of Jekyll Island. This river is very dependent on rainwater as you go upstream and can be tidally influenced up to 50 miles from the ocean. Naturally occurring tannins in the water make it tea-colored (black water) and make a lovely contrast to the blinding white sandbars that grace every bend of the upper Satilla. There are a lot of interesting Cypress, Tupelo, Willows, and Birch growing up to the water’s edge and lakes along the river make for easy exploring. The current is generally mellow and makes this river a great choice for anyone, families included, wanting to see a little piece of old south Georgia from a watery perspective.

There is good info on the Satilla Riverkeeper website here and a link here to Southeast Adventure’s web album on the Satilla.

The cost for this adventure will be $125. This will include a two nights stay at the Hostel, all of the gear for a full day of kayaking and lunch on the river, professional instruction and lots of good times. Please call to make your reservation and plan to arrive on Friday November 19th

Living in coastal Georgia is a daily blessing of natural beauty. This is exactly the reason we have decided to put together a day long kayaking trip on the Satilla River Saturday, November 20th. We will be partnering with South East Adventure to provide a full day of kayaking on the river. We will also be receiving instruction on proper technique and other invaluable outdoor travel skills from Willie Hazelhurst, a certified National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) instructor.

On Friday evening we will begin with a discussion about the ecology of the Satilla River by Kellie Parr, a representative of the Satilla Riverkeeper.

The Satilla River is one of Georgia’s major but relatively unknown rivers. It begins by draining several small counties in Southwest GA and flows over 200 miles before emptying into the Atlantic Ocean just south of Jekyll Island. This river is very dependent on rainwater as you go upstream and can be tidally influenced up to 50 miles from the ocean. Naturally occurring tannins in the water make it tea-colored (black water) and make a lovely contrast to the blinding white sandbars that grace every bend of the upper Satilla. There are a lot of interesting Cypress, Tupelo, Willows, and Birch growing up to the water’s edge and lakes along the river make for easy exploring. The current is generally mellow and makes this river a great choice for anyone, families included, wanting to see a little piece of old south Georgia from a watery perspective.

There is good info on the Satilla Riverkeeper website here and a link here to Southeast Adventure’s web album on the Satilla.

The cost for this adventure will be $125. This will include a two nights stay at the Hostel, all of the gear for a full day of kayaking and lunch on the river, professional instruction and lots of good times. Please call to make your reservation and plan to arrive on Friday November 19th.

The days are shorter, the leaves are changing and winter is just around the corner. Which means that it is time to prepare by brewing some beer. Every year at this time beer is celebrated around the world and we intend to do just that by practicing the science of Zymology in our very own beer brewing workshop. Zymurgy is literally the process of fermentation and the process we intend to use to create a chocolate oatmeal stout.

The workshop will be held on Saturday November 6th. Long time zymurgists Walter Liebrich and Jay Wells will be here to walk us through the process. Fermentation will be discussed in detail as we boil and brew the afternoon away. Once our batch is well done and we have soaked our brains in homebrew knowledge we will have a tasting of interesting brews from throughout the country. There has recently been an upsurge in the number of small breweries in America and many of these began with a recipe just like ours, created in someones home.

The benefits of brewing your own beer are numerous and exciting. For one the intrinsic value of the creative process is the essence of any hobby. It takes little time relative to the reward. The quality of your beer will be greater in terms of taste and health benefits. Once you have invested in the equipment, the overall cost will be less. It is also a way to further your self reliance and lessen your dependence on large corporations. And best of all, your options for variety are endless. The cost for the workshop is absolutely free! Of course you will need to be over 21 to attend the workshop.

Please let us know if you are interested when you call to make a reservation.