|Date||18-22 Feb 2018, Sunday to Thursday|
|Trip Coordinator||Margot Wood|
|Contact Infofirstname.lastname@example.org; please contact the coordinator as soon as possible.|
|Description||A multi-day trip on Hornby Island. We have secured a lovely beach house right on Tribune Bay. Magnificent views/walks on the beach & beyond, set on 17 acres, close to Hornby Co-op Store. The house can sleep 8 individuals, with two per bedroom. It may be possible for some people to stay less than the four nights, but to be most affordable, priority will be to have the bedrooms full each night. If fully booked the cost per night will be approximately $50/person, but may be less.
Trails on Hornby: Mount Geoffrey Nature Park, Helliwell Provincial Park, Mount Geoffrey Escarpment Provincial Park, Tribune Bay Provincial Park …..also lots of new bike trails. We will be hiking approx. 4-6h per day.
Margot will organize car-pooling & dinner preparation teams. Each is responsible for their breakfast & lunch.
For accommodation info:
For a map of Hornby Island trails:
|Costs||Accommodation, ferry costs, fuel|
|Notes||Please contact Margot a.s.a.p.
I will research trails on Hornby, ferry schedules to Hornby Island.
Further info to follow to individuals on booking.
We took advantage of Cyndy’s generous offer to visit Savary Island. Getting there can be a challenge, but there are many ways to do it. We came by boat and anchored off Indian Point at the west end of the island. On Tuesday we walked along the beach taking advantage of a very low tide in the middle of the day. The heat of the day was reduced by the smoky haze clouding the coastal skies from inland BC fires. Savary is famous for its sandy beaches and shallow shoreline. Starting at Indian Point, we walked east appreciating the interesting intertidal life. We stopped at the spring, the mermaid rock, admired the burrowing anemone, sand dollars, crabs, snails and shells. After lunch on the beach, we crossed the island on trails in the undeveloped central lands. We passed by the disused airstrip and continued on to the south shore with sand dunes and high bluffs. We met Jen, whose family has had property on Savary since 1930. We made a side trip to the spirit tree before continuing along the shore where some families were enjoying the beach. After checking out an antique store, we returned to Indian Point on the Sunset Trail. Cyndy’s local knowledge made a huge difference in exploring Savary. 16.6 km; 6½ hours.
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This trip has been cancelled.
|Destination||Nuchatlitz Provincial Park|
|Date||20-28 August 2017|
|Trip Coordinator||Kathryn Manry|
|Contact Info||2103 or email@example.com. Please contact the coordinator by July 1.|
|Description||We will take a water taxi in both directions between Zeballos and Nuchatlitz Prov Park. We will spend nine days paddling and camping as conditions permit. Likely destinations are Catala Island, islets in the provincial park, and Mary Basin|
||Expect some challenging conditions: fog and wind are likely|
|Costs||Transportation and one night in Zeballos|
|Trip limits||Participants on this trip need to have been on a previous multi-day kayak trip with the Outdoor Club. Good paddling skills and good equipment are essential. Space is limited by the water taxi and by accommodation in Zeballos.|
|Activity||Camping, hiking, kayaking|
|Date||7-9 August 2017, Monday to Wednesday|
|Trip Coordinator||Cyndy Chidley|
|Contact Info||250-285-3575; Please make arrangements with the coordinator well in advance of the trip.|
Savary is a jewel of an island surrounded by white sand beaches. We will hike or kayak on Tuesday. Cyndy’s place is off grid with two outdoor composting toilets, a wood fired sauna, and indoor propane cooking facilities. There is a solar panel for lights and charging cell phones. Water is hand pumped. Remember that August is the busiest time of year and Monday is a holiday.
Getting there: Your own boat (kayak, motor or sailboat). There is no moorage on a dock; you can anchor. Other options are a water taxi from Campbell River, or a water taxi combined with truck taxi from Lund. These can be shared. There is also a 15 minute reasonably priced float plane ride on Coralair from Campbell River that will land you close to the cabin, weather permitting, if you reserve ahead.
|Meeting Place||Cyndy’s place, Savary Island|
|Departure Time||Arrive Savary on Monday, Aug 7 and depart on Wednesday, Aug 9 on you own schedule|
||Easy to Medium…Hiking or kayaking would take most of one day|
|Costs||Cost of transportation to Savary Island|
|Trip limits||10 people|
|Dogs?||Yes if hiking; No if kayaking. Dogs love Savary Island, but you must pack water for them.|
|Notes:||Please bring your own gear for camping, cooking and boating, as well as your own food. Kayaks are not available to rent on Savary, so you need to bring your own if you want to kayak. We ask that you take your garbage off the island when you leave with the exception of burnables and compost.|