Club trip to Saysutshun (Newcastle Island) Marine Provincial Park just of Naniamo.
This is a group trip aimed at kayakers who are beginner campers but others are welcome to join us if there is room. Priority will be given to those who want to gain camping experience and test their skills rolling on & off BC Ferries. We'll take up to ten kayaks (12 people assuming couples in doubles).
This is a roll-on roll-off camping trip. We will transport the kayaks to Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal (and gain experience lashing kayaks onto cars). We will roll onto the ferry, roll-off at Discovery Bay, walk the kayaks to the launching site and paddle to Saysutshun.
We have a group campsites for two nights (Friday, Saturday).
The longest day will be about 20 km of paddling. Day trip destinations will depend on the weather:
We have the option of eating a supper at the Dinghy Dock Pub on neighbouring Protection Island
Pre-requisite experience: Level 1 skills. Some experience paddling in wind and chop. Ability to paddle at 3-4 km/h for 4-5 hours or 15-20km (with breaks). Competent in self-rescues and assisted rescue.
We will be limited to 12 campers, so if more apply to join we will select names based on experience or at random. There will be a trip planning meeting with all participants the week before the trip and a test paddle as a group from Jericho.
Transportation: we will need cars for transporting kayaks to Horseshoe Bay. We'll book as walk-on passengers (with kayaks) with BC Ferries
Costs: Club Locarno trip fee, ferry, share of camping fee, share of parking fee at Horseshoe Bay.
Any questions about the trip, please contact Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org
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