Kayaking – Carrington Bay – 23-25 June 2015

Activity Kayaking and camping
Destination Carrington Bay, Cortes Island
Date 23-25 June 2015 Tuesday-Thursday
Trip Coordinator Margot Wood
Contact Info 285-2393.  Please inform Margot before June 19th, 2015.
Description Three days of kayaking and hiking in and around Carrington Bay.

We will take the first ferry to Cortes, drive to Seavista to launch our kayaks with our camping equipment. Kayaks have to be carried down to the beach, leaving our cars at the top parking area. We will paddle through Plunger Passage, Coulter Bay, into the Sutil Channel and onto Carrington Bay. This is interesting and can be a challenging paddle. On arrival at Carrington Bay we will set-up our tents near the lagoon entrance, a narrow channel through which the tide flows, mixing salt & fresh water. This is indeed  a lovely camping area with many sunny spots & the lagoon for swimming.
Carrington Bay is home to a significant amount of wildlife, beautiful old growth trees and a network of hiking trails. Days will be spent paddling & exploring Carrington Bay, north to Quartz Bay, all dependent on the weather conditions. Hikes to be taken within the Carrington Bay Park.  The return paddle will be the same route, taking time to explore Coulter Bay. Hopefully arriving in time to take the 3:50 p.m. return ferry.
Please note: one must have camping equipment, food, water, clothing to fit into their sea kayaks,  and all required safety equipment.  Also we are camping in wildlife country. First night pot-luck dinner, will arrange at a later date.
Margot will have different plans to accommodate the weather conditions.

Meeting Place Quadra ferry terminal to Cortes
Departure Time 9:05 ferry to Cortes
moderate to difficult
Costs ferry to Cortes
Trip limits sea kayaking skills
Dogs? no
Notes: Please do your best to plan car sharing. We will be watching the weather patterns closely.

1 thought on “Kayaking – Carrington Bay – 23-25 June 2015

  1. Pingback: Trip Report – Kayaking Carrington Bay – 23-25 June 2015 | Quadra Island Outdoor Club

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