SISKA2d

Paddle Description

Paddle Description

   
What:
  A SISKA paddle from Oak Bay Marina - Parking Lot to Trial Island
Visit Trial Island Lightstation and learn about the island's rare plants!
   
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 5.90nm.
   
When:
  Saturday May 19th, 2018. Meet at 9:30 am to be on the water at 10:00 am .
   
Where:
  Meet at the Oak Bay Marina - Parking Lot launch site. View map of launch site.
   
Who:
  Contact the trip leader, Alan Campbell, 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 15. 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
This short but energetic paddle is being planned to visit Trial Island and learn about the Island's Lightstation and rare plants from Lightkeeper Meredith Dickman. Meredith will give us tours of the Light (only 5 people can fit at a time, so it will take a little while) and explain about the rare plants on the Island, which is mostly an ecological reserve. We will land at a rocky beach below the boathouse near the Lightstation and must stay on the pathways as directed as we take our lunch/rest stop there.
Plan B
If it happens that Meredith has urgent duties to perform that day, we will not land on Trial Island, but continue (either around or just past it along the shore) to Gonzales Bay instead. If the winds are too strong for safe paddling we will stay along the shoreline, either going to Gonzales Bay, or Cadboro Bay, depending on the wind direction.
   
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