SISKA2d

Paddle Description

Paddle Description

   
What:
  A SISKA paddle from Spirit Bay to Whirl Bay
   
Skill Level:
  This paddle is rated as an "Energizer Paddle" because of its distance and open water crossings and possible current. To understand this designation better, please read the SISKA Paddle Guidelines
The estimated distance for this paddle is 9.86nm.
   
When:
  Saturday September 09th, 2017. Meet at 9:30 am to be on the water at 10:00 am .
   
Where:
  Meet at the Spirit Bay launch site. Launch fee of $4/kayak View map of launch site.
   
Who:
  Contact the trip leader, Scott France, for more information or to register for the paddle. Please note that the paddle leader has set the maximum number of paddlers for this paddle to 16. Register early if you plan on joining.
   
The Plan:
Our leader will introduce the Plan and make sure everyone is comfortable with the requirements and any concerns that you may have. Please stay off the water until we are all ready. The leader may choose to enlist helpers and establish communications protocol. If you have VHF radio please bring it with you.
Plan A
We'll be launching from Cheanuh Marina and following the shoreline out to Whirl Bay. Beautiful area with that 'Westcoast' feel. After lunch we'll cross Becher Bay and head around Wolf Island before heading back.

At the launch site please keep kayaks to the side of the boat ramp to allow room for other users. For the same reason if you unload your boat at the ramp be quick. Also watch your footing on the boat ramp, it can be quite slippery.
Plan B
If the conditions are not good we'll use the same launch location, but we'll stay within the bay. Still lots to explore.
   
Plot:
  If your browser does not display the plot of the paddle click here to view.
   
Note:
  Always dress for the possibility of immersion and please bring a drybag containing a spare change of clothes.
Please bring a lunch / snacks and sufficient beverage to keep you hydrated, as well as a themos of something warm.
All participants are expected to have read, and to comply with the SISKA Policies and Procedures.
Release 2.0.0