Date(s) - Fri 16/12/2016 - Sun 18/12/2016
8:30 am - 6:30 am
We will be running a kayak trip down at Rapid Bay just before the busy Christmas period. The Mountain club will provide kayaks and their will be opportunities for some reef swimming (mask, fins and wetsuits available), deep water solo climbing, cliff jumping and sun-baking on private beaches. Overall it could be a very relaxed trip.
Itinerary: We will be leaving Friday night and drive to the camp at Rapid Bay. It may be possible to leave early Saturday if you cannot make it Friday night. Saturday we will make the short kayak trip to the private beaches and caves along to coast between Rapid Bay and Second Valley. Sunday will be more kayaking/relaxing and then driving back to Adelaide at about mid day.
Meeting Point & Time: Meet at the Adelaide Uni Playing Fields (kayak sheds) at Foreman St West Beach. Meeting time is 1800h. Depart 1830h. We will load the trailer, fit PFDs, collect wetsuits, paddles, drybags, and snorkelling gear before we leave.
Departure Point & Time: Depart from Foreman St at 1830h (estimated).
Transport: Transport to Rapid Bay will be organised but it would be greatly appreciated if you have a car and can transport others that you let us know when you book.
Cost: Camping costs $7 per night per person. Then there is fuel which will be split between everyone. Food and cooking arrangements can be managed separately. There are some electric/gas BBQs available. Campfires are not allowed. Toilets and a (cold) beach shower are available.
Bookings: Booking spaces are strictly limited to eight people due to the number of kayaks. Preference will be given to recruit kayak leaders and assistants. The organisers have the final say on who can attend this trip. You MUST have basic paddling skills already and be able to do a wet exit ie capsize your kayak, tow it to shore and empty it. There will be some skills training including rescues during the weekend.
What to bring: Bring clothing suitable for paddling: Long sleeved shirt or rashie, shorts, bathers, water shoes or sneakers that can get wet, hat, sunglasses if desired. Crocs, thongs and bare feet are not suitable for kayaking, but can be worn afterwards, although shoes are recommended when camping for safety. A towel, change of clothes and a warm jumper/windproof top are always good for the evening. Don’t forget something to sleep in, toiletries, phone, camera and anything else you cannot live without for 2 days.
You will also need a sleeping bag, tent, sleeping mat, cooking gear (all of which are available from AUMC if you do not have your own) and obviously food. It would make sense to share a tent, food and cooking with at least one other person.
Any questions about the kayaking, or camping gear you would like to borrow, contact Jane on 0414272926. Any general questions about the trip eg transport, food, camping arrangements, contact Emily on 0411 150102.
Bookings are closed for this event.