A weekend trip along the northern bay side of North Stradbroke island, with a paddle over the Amity banks and Rous channel if conditions permit.
|Date||8th April – 9th April 2017|
|Description||We will catch a car ferry across to Dunwich (from Cleveland) and then paddle up to Amity for the night). Return the next day. Depending on conditions, we may go via Amity Banks and the Rous channel for some sight seeing.|
|Paddle type||Sea kayaking (bay)|
|Distance||13 km each day (20km on Sat if we detour via Amity Banks and the Rous channel)|
We will meet at the club shed on Friday afternoon (6PM) to load gear/pack trailer (if needed).
|Trip Leader(s)||Pierre Lemaire|
|Put in and take out points||
|Alt. Take out points and routes||
Myora Springs (if really necessary)|
|Facilities||There are toilets available on the ferry, in Dunwich and at Amity (bring enough water for the full trip!). Showers and toilets are at the campsite. There is a local shop and also a local club to buy dinner.|
|Personal Gear||See club grade 1 trip equipment list. It will be windy and it could be cold. Please pack warm gear for ON the water, and other warm gear for OFF the water. A wind jacket and/or thermals are great. A full multiday gear checklist is here. Please use common sense in choosing from it as you will not need it all. Water, food, warm paddle and land (dry) clothes. Dress for outdoors. Tent, sleeping bag and sleeping mat.|
|Check Equipment||Suitable craft, spray deck, PFD, paddle, paddle leash, bailing device, medication, water, footwear|
Paddlers should have an appropriate level of fitness, this is a trip that requires moderate fitness level. The Bay can be calm but can also change dramatically with winds and tides also playing a factor. 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.
Participants must be familiar with, and have demonstrated, a wet exit (using spray decks). The trip will follow the coastline and will not be a long distance from the shore so prior T-rescues are not required. However, If you have not previously demonstrated a T-rescue using sea kayaks, you will be required to learn and demonstrate this on the trip (i.e. you will get wet).
|Meet||UQ Club shed at 5:30 AM to finalise boats and gear, Depart for Cleveland 6:00 AM|
|Meet time at Put in point||AM – on water at 9 AM (or earlier if possible)|
|Risks and Hazards||Sunburn, fatigue, hypothermia, dehydration, Sea sickness, cuts and bruises, Boat capsize, Boat traffic, Rough seas, Paddle related injuries, wind and current (weather), group separation, land and sea fauna, travel.|
|Steps to reduce risk||Dress for the outdoors, Bring wind/ rain proof cag. Advise trip leader of any medical conditions beforehand. Make participants aware of boat traffic. Safety, communication, and emergency gear. Ensure all safety equipment is accessible and basic knowledge is imparted on its use. Group to stay in close configuration.|
|Safety Gear||Spare paddle, tow ropes, paddle float, compass, PFD, bailer, sea kayak with deck lines and sealed compartments, hand pumps, First aid kit, chart, torch, light stick.|
|Communications||Mobile phone(s), VHF radio, PLB, whistles, flares, signal mirror, V sheet|
|Emergency Contact(s)||VMR Dunwich 3409 9338, VMR 455 Raby Bay tel 3821-2244 (0600-1800) A/H 0427 372 830 – Channels 16, 21, 67, 73, 81|
|Medical Conditions||Please advise leaders if you have health issues or injuries that may affect participation. Ensure medication is carried and is accessible.|
|Map of Paddle Route||
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