Fishing fun with Moon Doggie Smith (and others, Thursdays through May…)

The things I trip across while fishing (sorry…) for information. Found this while surfing for photography info. Go figure.

McCoy Outdoor Company is holding a spring fishing seminar series and the next seminar it TODAY at 5pm.  All seminars are free and open to the public. Continue reading

This event is worth fighting the pollen for: April 15

An outdoorsy book event…outdoors. What a novel idea (‘scuse the pun). Whether you’re a book lover, environmentalist, or you just love the outdoors, you do not want to miss this opportunity to see one of Time Magazine’s 25 most influential Americans speak. Continue reading

Fisherperson alert – you MUST check this out!

I’m not a fisherperson but if I were, I’d be all over this web site, FishingJournals.com. It says it’s “built by fishermen for fishermen” but I’ll forgive that minor gender faux pas.

What’s so cool? Continue reading

Yoga under the big blue sky: April 3-May 22

Last fall we went to Thailand. One of the things I saw there was a large group of women practicing yoga in the park. I really wanted to join them but I didn’t have a mat or anything close (I shoulda done it anyway). Yoga outdoors. Ahhhhh.

One of my M&M stringers alerted me yesterday to a new outdoor all levels yoga class. Continue reading

Yakfishing 101: March 18

Ever thought kayak fishing sounds fun, but no idea how to get started? South Coast Paddling Company in Ocean Springs, MS is offering a Kayak Fishing Seminar on Thursday, March 18th @ 7 p.m. Continue reading

Grab your camera and go

The Gulf Coast Research Lab in Ocean Springs is offering two events in February for outdoor photography buffs. On February 4, the lab will host An Evening of Images,” a  free visual presentation by nature photographer Tom Ulrich.  This is open to the public and free. On February 5, Tom will offer an Outdoor Digital Photography Workshop. The workshop is $40.

The lab is located one hour from Mobile in Ocean Springs, overlooking the Mississippi Sound. There are fabulous photo opportunities in the area. While you’re there, visit the Walter Anderson Museum for inspiration.

Wanna go to Big Girls’ Camp?

Kevin and I want to go to camp. We’re looking for something like kids’ camp, with a grownup spin. Some outdoor activities (sleeping under the stars, kayaking, maybe a gourmet version of campfire cooking, singing a little Kumbaya). Extreme sports like zip lining for Kevin (I’m afraid of heights). Girlie spa stuff for me (yoga, massage). Maybe some arts & crafts (I’d like to make one more gimp lanyard before I leave this earth).

We haven’t found this yet but I did find something last year called Becoming an Outdoors Woman. It sounded like so much fun that I went last October. It’s a nationwide program that’s offered twice a year in Alabama. Continue reading

5000 miles in a kayak? In winter?

Jake Stachovak is approaching Mobile on Day 39 of his 5000 mile solo kayaking trip around the eastern US. He started his voyage from Portage, WS in early December (paddling in WS in December? That could explain why he’s crazy enough to do this. Brain freeze or something).

Jake paddled down the Mississippi River and he’s now approaching Pass Christian, MS and headed our way. I’m guessing he’ll be paddling through Mobile in a couple of days. You can follow his progress on his blog. He welcomes paddling company if anyone wants to join him for a portion.