G1: Tweed and Rous Rivers
Saturday, 14 November 2015
Paddle the Tweed river to Murwillumbah, returning to Tumbulgum via the Rous river.
We will paddle from Tumbulgum up to Murwillumbah along the Tweed river. We will cross to the Rous river via Mayal Creek (a channel just east of Murwillumbah), and then return to Tumbulgum after entering the Rous river.
We will take a combination of Rosco, sturdy Tks, and sea kayaks. Tides will be strong when running, but will assist us for much of the trip.
Date: Sat, 14 November 2015
Distance: 23-25 km (further than normal, but we will have tidal assistance for much of the trip)
Meet time: TBA (early).
Paddlers should have an appropriate level of fitness. Individuals must self assess their, and their equipment's, ability to participate in this level club event and should consult the trip leader if any aspect of their suitability requires clarification.
Risks: travel; sunburn; capsize; dehydration; boat traffic; rocks/submerged objects; water and terrestrial animals and plants; fatigue; medical conditions; paddle related injuries
Risk alleviation: Dress for the outdoors, Bring wind/ rain proof cag/ jacket and fleece to change into as it could be cool if you get wet. Advise trip leader of any medical conditions beforehand. Make participants aware of the potential of encountering marine animals. Stay in a group. Have water readily accessible and have regular food and water breaks. See UQ risk assessments #45934, #61477, and #57960 for more detail.
Medical Conditions: Please advise leaders if you have health issues or injuries that may affect participation. Ensure medication is carried and is accessible.
Safety Equipment: Spare paddle, tow lines, paddle float, PFD, bailer, sea kayak with deck lines and sealed compartments or flatwater TK boat with floatation, hand pumps, first aid kit.
Check Equipment Suitable craft, spray deck (optional), PFD, paddle, paddle leash (optional), bailing device, medication, water, footwear
Communications: Mobile phone(s), VHF radio, PLB, whistles, flares, signal mirror, V sheet
Costs: Wear and tear contribution for club gear ~$10/day. Petrol money to your driver (~$10), Bring some extra dollars for coffee etc
Put in point (Tumbulgum)
Leader / Registration: Martin Wynne
Event ID: 151114S
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