An overnight trip from Cabbage Tree Point across to North Stradbroke island, and then up the Canaipa passage to Blakesleys Anchorage to camo for the night. Returning the next day via Karragarra and Long island.
|Description||We will put in at Cabbage Tree Point, Steiglitz and paddle across to Tabby Tabby island and then north past Short and Mosquito islands to the south end of Russell island. We will then go east towards North Stradbroke island where we will stop for a break (5.5 km) at Lion’s Boulevarde Park on Russell island. We will then paddle north along the inside of Stradbroke island to the top of the Canaipa passage and stop for lunch. After this we will paddle north to Blakesley’s Anchorage where we will camp for the night. We will take stops along the way.
On Sunday we will paddle south along North Stradbroke before crossing to Karragarra island where we will stop. Then we will go south and paddle along the length of Long island, returning to Cabbage Tree Point.
|Date||20th & 21st April 2013|
|Paddle type||Sea kayaking|
|Grade||1.5 Note longer distances. We will also be against the tide in parts. If you are on the weaker side, then this may not be the trip for you.|
|Distance||23 km (Sat) and 21 km (Sun)|
|Paddle duration||Sat: 5.5 – 6 hr including minor stops.|
Sun: 5 hr including minor stops.
|Moon||Half moon on the Thurs before trip (close to neap tides)|
|Sunrise/set||Sunset: ~17:26; Sunrise: 6:07|
|Put in point||Cabbage tree Point boat ramp beach, Steiglitz at 9:30 AM Sat|
|Take out point||Cabbage tree Point boat ramp beach, Steiglitz at 3 PM Sun|
|Alt. Take out points||Ferry return to Redland bay from north of Russell island or from Karragarra or Macleay islands|
|Alt. Route variations||Sat: If the current is too strong going to the south of Russell island, we will go with the current to the south end of Short island, and then go north through narrower channels (between Short and Coby Coby islands to the South end of Russell island). This adds 3 km to the leg but would have some tidal assist.|
|Facilities||None: There is NO water and NO toilets available at the campsite or most other areas. Be sure to bring enough water and toilet gear (bush toileting!). Toilets at Lion’s Boulevarde park on the SE part of Russell island.|
|Personal Gear||See participant gear list (separate page), including 4L water per day, warm on water gear, camping and sleeping gear, food and on water snacks, and spare warm dry clothing.|
|Meet||UQ Club shed , St Lucia|
|Meet time||Sat 6:30 AM, Depart for Cabbage Tree Point by 7 AM|
|Meet time at put in point||Sat 8 AM to unload boats with trip briefing at ~9:00 AM. Depart 9:30 AM.|
|Return||Load kayaks onto trailer and depart Cabbage Tree Pt by 4 PM. Return to Brisbane by 5:30 PM.|
|Risks and Hazards||Sunburn, fatigue, hypothermia, dehydration, Sea sickness, cuts and bruises, Boat capsize, Boat traffic, Tendonitis, Paddle induced injuries, wind, rain, and current (weather), group separation|
|Risk Reduction||Dress for outdoors and sun/cold/wet weather. Take spare dry clothing. Take safety gear (below). Participants familiar with rescue methods. Brief and keep group together. Take regular short stops to rest, refuel, and rehydrate.|
|Safety Gear||Split paddle, tow ropes, paddle float, whistles, compass, PFD, bailer, Sea kayak with deck lines and sealed compartments, hand pumps, VHF radio, PLB, V sheet, flares, signal mirror, rescue stirrup, mobile phone(s), First aid kit, chart., torch, light stick|
|Emergency Contact(s)||VMR Jacob’s Well, Ph 07 5546 1100 , VHF: ch 73, 16
Trip to be logged on at the start of the trip and off at end
|Medical Conditions||Please advise leaders if you have health issues or injuries that may affect participation|
|Medical Centre||Bay Islands Medical Service (07)3409 5434
27 Russell Terrace, Macleay Island QLD 4184
Bay Islands Medical Centre
|Map Launch Point||
Cabbage Tree Point Boat Ramp. Parking nearby.
|Map of Paddle Route||
|Bad weather alternative||None. If the trip is cancelled, there will be no paddling.|
|Costs||Wear and tear contribution for club gear. Petrol money to your driver, and a few extra dollars in case of coffee stop or unplanned ferry trip.|
|Trip Leader||Martin Wynne|
|Register info||Please register your interest with Martin by email (first come first served). Please indicate whether you have transport and if you have roof racks for kayaks. If you have not kayaked with the organisers before, please give some indication of your skills level to assist planning. It will not be fun if you are not up to it.|
|Register by||17th April|