Amherst to Rum Island - July 25, 2015

Michael Callaghan was joined by six keen kayakers (Beth Haysom, Liliana Lipka, Shannon Davis, Dave Chater, Alan Campbell and Gary Weeks), for this enjoyable paddle to Isle de Lis, better known as Rum Island.

Since stronger winds were forecast for the afternoon, Michael plotted a route to Sidney Spit and then south of Forrest and Gooch Islands around Rum for lunch on the north-facing beach.

Refreshed again we picked up beach debris for half an hour and collected a sizeable bag which was left at the main sign-board for Parks Canada to pick up as pre-arranged. A sign on the beach reminded mariners to give seal pups a wide berth if encountered.

Alan gave each person a sequential clue to an edible treasure he had previously hidden on Rum Island and it didn’t take long for the group to discover it! Snickers are always welcome…

We paddled back along the north of the islands, stopping briefly to watch for a whale (?) in the distance and returned in good time to help each other load and go to The Roost for a well-deserved debrief after another great SISKA paddle!



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