Fraser island week (8 days)
Saturday, 29 June 2013
This is an extended 8 day self sufficient trip along the northern section of the west coast of world famous Fraser Island. The paddling environment will be protected with clear blue water and white sandy beaches. The trip is graded at 1.5 and suitable for the more advanced beginner to intermediate paddler.
There will be a briefing and discussion about the trip 1 week prior.
This is an extended grade 1 to 1.5 (advanced beginner to intermediate) 8 day trip to world famous heritage listed Fraser Island. This is the world's largest sand Island and the area that we will be paddling is reasonable remote so we will need to be self sufficient for the entire 8 days. We will be paddling adjacent to the western coastline and will be paddling 20 to 25 ks per day with perhaps a lay day or two The paddling environment is relatively protected waters and we will be paddling with a few hundred meters of the shoreline. We will be leaving the Club shed very early on Saturday morning (about 5am) to arrive at Hervey Bay about 8.30am.
This trip is for kayakers who are a little more able or who have developed sufficient skills during semester.
Tides: Obviously vary over this period. Tide times will be distributed to all participants closer to the trip time. Mostly it is timed it so that we will have tidal assistance, but there are times when we will be paddling against the tide.
Map: map of Fraser island
Emergency contact: Urangan VMR 41289666; VHF16, 67
Leader: John Simmons.
Registration: John Simmons. Applications now open (its May). Email and also express your interest to John when you see him. 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.