Night Paddle to Oxley Creek

A night paddle up river to the entrance of Oxley creek. About an hour for dinner at the Park next to Qld canoeing HQ before returning.

NO LIGHTS = NO GO (strictly!)

Date: Friday, 2 May 08
Grade: 1
Distance: ~16 km (8 km each direction)
Time: 5:30 PM (depart 6PM sharp)
Tide: High ~ 8:30 PM (Oxley Creek)
Moon: waxing crescent, rise: 02:20 AM, set 2:45 PM
Sunset: 5:15 PM
Time: 4 hrs (including stops)
Bring: Food, water, insect repellent
Meet: UQCC shed

Requirements: Basic fitness, good lights at the front and back (glo-sticks aren’t enough on their own). E.g. a head-lamp and (?flashing) LED bike light.

Put-in point(s): University of Queensland Canoe club boat ramp
Stop point: Qld Canoeing boat ramp (and adjacent park)
Alternate stop/exit point(s): Long pocket boat ramp (5.5 km)

Plan:

  • 5:30 PM meet at UQ
  • 6:00 PM Depart UQ Canoe club shed.
  • 7:30 PM Arrive Oxley Creek
  • 8:30 PM Leave Oxley Creek
  • 10:00 PM Arrive UQ shed

Alternate Route: stop at the Long Pocket park instead (5.5km each way). Eat there, and return.

Contact/information: Martin