In the past we have spent a lot of time on the outer islands of Shelter Bay but with the onset of summer and hot days we going to do an easy paddle with lots of time to spend at beaches (that no one can get to without a boat) on the inner protected islands of Shelter Bay.
There are myriads of little coves, small villages, islands and islets to explore.
Make sure you bring snorkeling / swimming gear as these trips are going to combine a bit of skills training as well during lunch time and at various beach stops. Sea eagles nest on these inner islands and the fish life is coming back to the bay too since the trawlers have been stopped so there should be some wildlife to spot (not just wayward sea kayakers).
Waterproof sunscreen and a hat will be essential items.
So is a packed lunch.
We do not have a place to store anything at the beach so we will be taking everything with us. Bring a dry bag for your clothes, some money for drinks afterwards at the beach bar!
Who should come on this trip?
People who have done some basic paddling, even if you have not completed a Part A or Part B training. It is a very easy paddle with little or no problem areas.
People who want to improve their skills on the water and want to see some beautiful islands and swim at some great beaches.
People who just want to spend a day on the sea (like me!).
As always, if you RSVP yes and then don't show you will be removed from the group, no questions asked.
Also, you will NEED some wet shoes to wear in the kayaks. Flip flops are not at option! If you do not have a pair you can buy them in Sai Kung for about $90.
Bring your lunch or buy it in Sai Kung. Pack it in a waterproof bag (ziplock plastic bags or plastic container are OK).