Record Attendance at July Paddle Outing

Blue Springs, Gilchrist, July 23, 2016

Rick Scott, Water Management Authorities, please look at Blue Springs on a July Saturday.  Maybe you want to be thinking:  “perhaps we should follow our water laws a little closer because people like the water…”  Yes, good idea.

Walter B., winner of the hat contest. Walter is a winner, and a loyal worker for the Santa Fe. We need more like him.


Events planner Sandy Hubbard sent the following debriefing from the latest OSFR Paddle Club outing.

OSFR welcomed guests from Adventure Club of Gainesville on our July Santa Fe Paddle.  We had fifteen boats…a record number.  I wouldn’t be surprised if the river itself had a record number of folks paddling, tubing, snorkeling, just standing in the water. It was a good hot day for all of that.

Jesse, runner-up in the contest. She too, is a winner.

We thank OSFR President Pamela Smith and Lance Scott for sharing their lovely shaded picnic table and inviting us to stop for a swim.  The best hat contest has a winner and a runner-up this time.  Walter Bickmeyer (who was asked to hold my hat), first place, and Jessie, from ACG, second.

I will plan the August paddle soon, so stay tuned.  And paddle on.
Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
-A river is like a life:  once taken, it cannot be brought back-


  1. Hi Alma: stay tuned, as we will post as soon as plans are made. Thanks for writing and we would love to have you.

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