Date(s) - Thu 25/04/2019
1:30 am - 6:30 am
Uni boat sheds West Beach
Meet At: Boat Shed
Cost: $5 or less
This is a short kayak day trip to explore Snowdon’s Beach and the Port River. We can stop at Port Adelaide for lunch. Dolphins are common in this area. More details closer to the time.
We will meet at the West Beach Boat Shed at 11am (as I am involved with one of the ANZAC day events earlier in the day), and should be back there by about 4pm. If you want to catch a bus from the city it is easy to get to the boatsheds. The J1 leaves stop W1 on Currie St south side at 10.23am, arriving stop 14 Tapleys Hill Rd east side at 10.48 am, then just walk through to the boatsheds. One of us will give you a ride back to the city afterwards. Cost will be $5 or less for petrol money.
Please let me know when you register whether you have a car and can take passengers from the boat shed.
Bring your lunch in a waterproof bag (2 ziplock bags is best) or buy it at Pt Adelaide, also some snacks and a water bottle, as you get hungry kayaking. Bring a camera or phone, but only if you have something waterproof to keep it in. Also needed: towel and change of clothes for afterwards. There are toilets but no showers.
You will need to wear suitable boating clothes. This includes old sandshoes or boat shoes which can get wet – no thongs or crocks, and leave the socks home. A longsleeved shirt (synthetic) to shed water and protect from sun and wind is good, also comfortable shorts or trackpants, hat, sunglasses if you like, and sunscreen. If you get cold a light spray jacket will keep the wind off, and a thermal top or fleece can also be good in cooler weather.
AUMC will supply kayaks, paddles, spraydecks and some drybags for keeping your lunch in. You are required to wear a PFD – we supply these as well. This trip is for people who have been kayaking before.
If you have not paddled with AUMC before you will need to demonstrate a capsize and rescue some time during the day.This is for safety reasons. If you are a beginner there are separate basic skills days – please book for one of those.
Any questions, email me or ring/text on 0414272926.
Bookings are closed for this event.