Kayaking Octopus Islands 21-23 Sept 2013

Activity Multi-day paddling trip
Destination Octopus Islands Marine Park
Date Saturday 21 September 2013 to Monday 23 September
Trip Coordinator Darcy Mitchell and Lonn McMartin
Contact Info darcm@telus.net  or 250 285 2739 .
Description This is a two-night camping trip to the Octopus Islands Marine Park on the northeast side of Quadra Island.  The trip needs to be timed for slack water at Beazley Passage, therefore it is important that departure times are prompt.  It is 5.5 – 6 nautical miles from the departure point to the probable camping area.  Sunday will be spent exploring the Marine Park and adjacent areas, including possible  hikes to Small Inlet or up to Newton Lake.  We should be back at Surge Narrows dock  between 2:00 and 3:00 on Monday (slack water is 1:45 p.m.).

Participants should be fairly experienced paddlers and campers.  Training at the Paddle Canada Level 1 or equivalent is strongly advised.  Ability to perform both self-rescue and assisted rescue is essential!

Participants must be paid up members of the club for this outing.

Meeting Place Surge Narrows dock/boat launch (about 45 minutes from Quathiaski Cove)
Departure Time 11:15 am
Costs None
Trip limits 10 (but no more than 6 tents)
Dogs? No
Notes: There will be a meeting of participants on the evening of Monday, September 16 at 7:30 at 533 Grouse Road to discuss arrangements for equipment sharing (radios, first aid equipment, stoves, pots), food preparation, etc.  Camping space is limited, so it is important to minimize tent sizes and numbers; sharing is good if you’re willing.

This trip is highly weather dependent.  Participants will be contacted by 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 19 if the trip is cancelled due to weather. 


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