SISKA2d

Paddle Description

Paddle Description

   
What:
  A SISKA paddle from Amherst to Tsehum Harbour
   
Skill Level:
  This paddle is rated as a "Relaxed Paddle" because of its modest pace, relatively safe environment and social component. To understand this designation better, please read the SISKA Paddle Guidelines
The estimated distance for this paddle is 6.00nm.
   
When:
  Saturday November 10th, 2018. Meet at 9:30 am to be on the water at 10:00 am .
   
Where:
  Meet at the Amherst launch site. There is a 4 hr time limit for parking at the Amherst beach access. After you offload your boat & equipment you will need to move your vehicle. It is probably advisible that you park on 3rd St. If you decide to park on Wildflower make sure that you do not park within 2 metres of a driveway. It would also be safer if everyone parked on just one side of the road. View map of launch site.
   
Who:
  Contact the trip leader, Joanne Nicolson, 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
We'll be launching at the user friendly sand beach at the foot of Amherst Drive. After our beach talk and introductions we will wind our way along the shoreline, venturing out around Goudge Island, taking a very casual approach to the paddle. It will be important that we keep together, as this is a high boat traffic area, and we will be respectful in sharing the water. Lunch will likely be at Nymph Point Park/North Saanich Yacht Club beach. We'll return, following the shoreline and poking around in the marinas as much as boat traffic allows.
Plan B
TBA
   
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