Hi VCKC Kayakers and Canoeists,
We have a fun day trip planned for Saturday August 15, 2020. We're going to explore the Cadboro Bay and Ten Mile point areas by canoe and kayak, finishing with a walk back to our vehicles at Cadboro Bay.
Our trip starts at Cadboro Bay (Gyro Park). We will paddle towards Cattle Point following the shoreline, investigating the many small islands and fine estates. We will turn around at Cattle Point and follow the shoreline back to the entrance of Cadboro Bay. From there, we'll cut across to Flower Island and follow the shoreline around Ten Mile Point. A small flood current will give us some help as we round Ten Mile Point. Lunch stop at Smuggler's Cove. Then, the final shoreline stretch to Telegraph Cove. We'll walk back to Cadboro Bay (approx 15 minute walk) and drive our vehicles to Telegraph Cove to pickup the gear. One person will stand guard at Telegraph Cove while the rest walk to Cadboro Bay.
Click here to see our route
Capacity: Max of 12 boats
Skill Level: Beginner
Participants should have a minimum certification (or equiv skills) of:
Paddle Canada Kayak Basic
RCABC Canoe Lakewater 1
The Plan (please read carefully):
Our aim is to have everyone on the water by 10:00 AM
Arrive at the Cadboro Bay parking lot by 9:30 AM at the latest
If you will be borrowing a club boat or helping to transport a club boat meet at the VCKC clubhouse by 8:30am.
If you are bringing your own boat you can arrive at Cadboro Bay beach (Gyro Park) at 9:30 am.
We anticipate being back to Telegraph Cove around 2:00 pm
Paddle Distance: approx 10km (5.3nm)
Trip Leaders: Mike Teachman, Craig Thomson
What To Bring
Safety Gear: Boats must carry the following safety equipment.
- PDF for each person (worn)
- bailing device e.g. pump or bailer
- throw rope
- painter on both ends (canoeists only)
- spare paddle (canoeists only)
Lunch: We'll be stopping for lunch at Smuggler's Cove
What to Wear
This is an ocean paddle so you will need to dress for the possibility of immersion in cold water. We recommend wearing a farmer john/jane wetsuit. As a minimum your clothing needs to be made of synthetic material such as polyester. No cotton clothing
Participants are asked to bring a face mask and hand sanitizer in case either is required. We will maintain recommended Covid distances at all times during the event
In order to be eligible to participate you will have attended an orientation session on the Covid protocols and signed a waiver.
If you need to borrow a club boat
send an email request to:
Any member who uses a club boat will meet at the clubhouse at 8:30am for pickup. And, return to the clubhouse afterwards to clean the boat and all accessories
Credits: Alan Thomson for suggesting this route.
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