Description: I would like to again visit the Sunshine Coast of Canada. This time we will bypass Half Moon Bay and drive another half day to Lund and will be launching at the Lund Marina in the morning on July 2nd. We can paddle the Copelands with a day or overnight trip to Savary Island.
I will be hosting a paddle planning session prior to the paddle to discuss options.
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July 1st - Leave Seattle in the afternoon and head up to Canada.We are planning on leaving on July 1st in the afternoon, take Wed-Fri off, drive up to Vancouver and catch a late ferry up to Langdale. Drive as far as we can and spend the night.
July 2nd - Drive the rest of the way and try for a morning launch out of Lund. If the winds are favorable take the 4-5 mile paddle over to Savary Island for the first night. Camp on the beach on the south side. Midweek so the beach should less populated.
Option 2 - Head up to the Copeland's and pick out a place to camp for a few nights.
July 3rd - Paddle out of the Copeland's/Paddle to the Copelands from Savary and pick a site.
July 4th - Paddle out of the Copeland's
July 5th - Paddle out of the Copeland's/Paddle down to Savary for the night. (not the best option it being Saturday night and the beach is probably pretty crowded with weekend campers)
July 6th - Paddle back to Lund and start the trip home.
Dave’s Custom Parking (24 hours notice)
Expected rough costs – ferry $49.05 plus $30 reservation fees.
Availability of drinking water - NONE, bring your own. (The paddle down to Lund is not so far that we could replenish water if we needed to.)
Camping conditions - On tent pads, pit toilet, picnic table & benches
Cost: $5 per person per night at the campsites. Pre-purchase permit available.
Food Plan: Gluten Free on dinner (no beef)
Group Day 1 - Brian V, Larry - Gumbo, salad, bread
Group Day 2 - Holly, Sue, Cheryl - fajitas chicken/veggie,
Group Day 3 - Tod, Lara - Chicken Parmesan with both brown rice and egg noodle pasta and corn
Group Day 4 - Audra, T - Chicken curry
Breakfasts and Lunches are on your own. Appetizers & desert welcome
Gear List - Sharing to prevent unnecessary stuff.
Kitchen Stoves - 2 burner coleman - Larry, 2 coleman topper stoves- Lara
Coleman Canisters - Everyone bring one
Kitchen Cook gear - MRS set w/ kettle - Larry & Audra, One big pot - Larry
Kitchen Gear - knives, spoons, ect.... Larry & Brian V
Two camp grills, Holly & Sue (briquettes & AL foil)
Lantern - Coleman - Larry
Water filter - Brian V, Audra
Table tarp - Larry
Carpool: Contact and make plans with your rider so you make sure you are at the launch site in the morning to pack and launch.
Driver / Rider
Audra - Larry
Brian V - T (leaving Monday)
Cheryl - Holly, Sue (from Bellingham)
Todd - Lara
This will be a III rating with current, crossings, and wind and waves to paddle in.
Equipment Requirements: Kayak, paddle, pfd, paddlefloat, pump, sprayskirt, headlamp, charts, navigation gear (compass/gps/??)vhf radio. All camping gear.
NOAA Wind Info: (3 days prior)
IMPORTANT - If you have not filled out your profile information in the Sea Kayak Meetup information please do so. Failure to have a completely filled out profile will cause you to be dropped from the paddle.
AND AS USUAL - All my paddles are one strike you're out... I will monitor the site up to 3 hours before we launch for cancellations. (for this paddle the cut off will be Wednesday before the paddle unless an emergency happens) But if we launch and I haven't heard from you that is a no show and you will no longer be welcome on my trips. Please don't sign up unless you really think you can attend. It isn't fair for the other paddlers. As usual, I will manage the trip numbers based on extra organizers and the paddle experience of the people who sign up. So jump on the waiting list because I frequently up the attendees. Thanks.