Explore the Brisbane River (day trip)

Paddle up the Brisbane river using the tides in both directions to go further than you normally do.

Depart from UQCC pontoon, paddling up river with the tides. Paddle until Midday stop at a park for lunch, then return with the tides. This is a great chance to use the tides to help you explore parts of the river that you don’t usually get to see.

Optional stopping locations (depending on group progress)

  • Jindalee bridge
  • Fig Tree pocket boat ramp
  • Jindalee scout den
  • Westlake

Return paddle back to the club start at 1PM

Grade (required skill): 0 or 1 (beginner)

Date: 22nd Sept 2013

Tides (22/9/2013)

  • Low tide UQ shed (Morning): 6:14
  • High tide at Jindalee (18km): 12:58
  • High tide at Moggill ferry (39km): 14:03
  • Low tide at the shed (Evening): 18:40

Meet: At the club shed at 7AM for a 7:30 AM start
Finish time: 6PM (off the water around 5- 5:30PM) at the UQCC shed

Estimated time of day finish(after cleaning boats): 6pm

Bring: Hat, sunscreen, long sleeved shirt, shoes, dark glasses, 3L of drinking water, lunch, and snacks to have while paddling to keep your energy up. Also bring something to keep yourself warm and dry if it rains or if you get wet.

Trip Leader: Paul Melloy
Second in command: Terence Toh

Emergency contact: 000
On land contact: John Simmons

Registration: Paul Melloy

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