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Develop our skills and help a good cause.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another Lantau Island sea kayak trip, this time its more a skills development trip (less distance, more personalised instruction) and helping develop the Ark Eden Environmental Education Campsite (charity).

For all you paddlers who haven't explored the meetup website, our Mission & Objectives are on http://www.meetup.com/Sea-kayakers-friends/pages/Mission_and_Objectives/. This trip is designed to meet our conservation, skills development objectives and having fun!

Meeting place.
In the morning we will arrive at Mui Wo ferry pier after travelling on the 9:40 fast ferry from Central to Lantau Island (Pier 6). Our meeting place is at the ferry pier itself. Wait in the shade until we all arrive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What will happen?
We take a short hike to Silvermine Beach where we have our kayaks stored. Its our objective to be in the water by 10:30. Bring a water proof bag for your clothes as we will be taking everything in our kayaks! (15 litres maximum size so it fits in the kayak). If you do not have one of these we can buy one for you. They are always handy so do not think its a burden).

We change at the beach before heading out to Chi Ma Wan beach, approximately 4.5 kms away. Our round trip journey will take us about 4 hours concentrating on developing your kayak techniques, kayak control and beach landings. We will be having lunch at Shap Long so bring a cut lunch or buy some noodles from the local store (bring money to support the locals).

On arrival back at Mui Wo (around 2:30pm) we quickly change into our work gear and head into the jungle (about a 20 minute hike). This time we will be doing our bit to support environmental education.

Ark Eden is deep in a hidden valley behind Mui Wo. It is a centre for learning abut sustainability, something that is in keeping with our ethics at Sea Kayakers and Friends. We will be attempting to clear the under growth off of an ancient rice terrace to establish a camp site for our friends at Ark Eden (see www.arkedenlantau.com).

A couple of hours work will go a long way for making it possible for people to camp there and help this local charity. We will be having a vegetarian BBQ and some cold refreshments (beer / wine) before we leave for the ferry at around 6:10pm arriving back in central before 7pm.

What to expect.
A very satisfying day for giving and receiving. Your skills will be honed under the guidance of a professional sea kayak instructor and your well being will be enhanced through helping a local cause.

You should also have a great time and get a little bit fitter as well.

Who can attend this meetup?

Only people who have attended a Part A training course. This trip will compliment any skills that have been learned previously. If you are an absolute beginner, please attend a Part A course first.

REMEMBER
As with all our sea kayak trips, if you RSVP yes and then do not attend without giving ample notice you will be immediately removed from the group.

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  • Shahab

    Looking forward to some more paddling practice

    July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was a great day even under rain and storm! I had a great time with my paddling partner too!! Thanks Gunni!

    1 · July 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      So did I:) enjoyed "the singing in the rain" :) See you all soon

      July 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      So did I:) enjoyed "the singing in the rain" :) See you all soon

      July 8, 2013

  • David

    So sorry about the last minute change...

    July 7, 2013

  • Farheen C.

    I am attending part A tomorrow, as I haven't taken that

    July 6, 2013

  • Lilly

    Hi, I am sorry to cancel tomorrow but I got a job looking after a baby and working as today till Monday night. Hope to join you on the next trip. Thank you

    July 6, 2013

  • ellen

    Really bummed to have to sit this one out but under docs orders. I'll see y'all late Aug.

    July 5, 2013

  • Rico K.

    Dave, I will probably come join you for the Ark Eden portion of the day. Keen to know what it is all about...and how I might be able to help. May practice some 'Rollos' when you guys bring the yaks back. :)

    July 5, 2013

  • Michelle L.

    Hi Dave,I will do the part A first.Hence will have to RSVP to no for this session.

    July 1, 2013

  • Elsa L.

    I will have to check if Marnick and I can do this new date. Will let you know soon.

    June 26, 2013

    • Elsa L.

      so could we do the Sai Kung trip this Sunday with you guys? but I saw it's already full...?

      June 27, 2013

    • Dave W.

      yes, I have saved 2 spaces for you.

      June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a one star cert, not sure how it matches with a part A? Hope it works!

    June 26, 2013

  • Michelle L.

    I will join the waiting list first as I will be doing part A on 1July.

    June 26, 2013

  • Shahab

    where do i find those wet shoes dave??

    June 26, 2013

  • Danny T.

    Would like to join this Mui Wo trip. But I haven't attended Part A training. Can you someone let me know when will next Part A training be conducted?

    June 25, 2013

    • Dave W.

      There is a Part A on Monday 1st July

      June 26, 2013

  • SYL

    Last minute trip to Australia. Will try to kayak there if I can...

    June 26, 2013

  • David

    Just want to see is there anyone on this trip actually more interedted in the Saturday trip (the Yim Tin Tsai trip around Sai Kong)? I have a spot on that trip and wanna see if anyone would be interested in exchanging his spot in this Sunday trip with me. Sorry Dave, dont mean to make it like this... Just want to attend one kayak trip during the weekend but prefer Sunday more...

    June 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry - still not 100%. Can't risk being out all day.
    Next time.....

    June 15, 2013

  • Wei

    Unfortunately can't make the new date. Thanks for letting us know Dave, look forward to the next trip!

    June 15, 2013

  • Yuwai

    Marnick & Elsa, now you can join!!

    June 15, 2013

  • SYL

    Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Back from Canada and can't wait to try my new toys! Kayaking is by far my favourite activity to do on a rainy day. All you need is a hat to keep the glasses dry.

    June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not feeling very well today, will see how I'm doing tomorrow, but may have to cancel :(

    June 14, 2013

  • Yuwai

    I'm so super duper excited!!

    June 12, 2013

    • Marnick

      Have a great day paddling on Sunday Yuwai! Seen the circumstances will have to change the three minute rule from Dave to 3 minutes at 5 meters safety stop for a while and then up to part B when back:)Have fun!

      June 14, 2013

    • Yuwai

      how I wanna dive too! I still have to work on my buoyancy! weather is predicted to be crap :-( fingers crossed. you and Elsa enjoy your dive and say hi to the fish for me!

      June 14, 2013

  • Marnick

    Too bad we not in town till 28 th ,looking fwd to part B and more fun and learning

    1 · June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a one star cert, not sure how it matches with a part A? Hope it works!

    June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Woooo hooooo

    June 6, 2013

  • Rico K.

    Dave...doesn't this conflict with the Eskimo Roll class?

    June 6, 2013

    • Rico K.

      My bad...thought it said June 8. Will check my schedule and try to make it.

      June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    nooooo I'm away this weekend on a course :(

    June 6, 2013

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