2015 WCP Spring Campout - NEW DATE!

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  1. blondie

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    Re: 2015 WCP Spring Campout

    Mark and I are here reporting from Portland island at the smallest WCP get together ever! It's a lovely morning!
     
  2. Dan_Millsip

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    Re: 2015 WCP Spring Campout

    Well, you did say "tentatively" and "if the weather is good we'll probably be there".

    Hope you have a terrific trip -- any raccoons?
     
  3. Mike_Jackson

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    Re: 2015 WCP Spring Campout

    Scott and I are heading over this afternoon for a short visit.
    We plan to leave Swartz Bay around 2 and should be at Arbutus around 3.
     
  4. Mike_Jackson

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    Scott and I just got back from paddling out to visit Mark and Christine. I guess the presence of 4 of us makes it an official campout... ;)

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  5. Mark_Schilling

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    Re: 2015 WCP Spring Campout

    It's beautiful out here! Sunny and calm this morning and the only bit of rain we got was in the middle of the night on Friday pm. Only a few raccoons - nothing like years previous. I'm guessing maybe Parks Canada arranged a quiet cull. The biologists are here but otherwise we have the place to ourselves. :)
     
  6. Gecko Paddler

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    Re: 2015 WCP Spring Campout

    Back from the Deer Group. Did we miss something? The WCP has been rescheduled?
     
  7. SheilaP

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    Re: 2015 WCP Spring Campout

    We wanted to wait for you and Robyn! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :clap:
     
  8. Mark_Schilling

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    Re: 2015 WCP Spring Campout

    Four of us made it out, but it seems there is enough interest (among those who bailed because of a bit of rain!) to have a second event in June. ;-)
     
  9. Dan_Millsip

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    Just for the record, I didn't bail because of the weather. I have plenty of Gortex and I even had the rubber gum boots ready to go. It's never rain that stops me from going.
     
  10. SheilaP

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    Re: 2015 WCP Spring Campout

    Ditto. And I was counting on the pavilion for warmth and luxury food services. :lol: :lol:
     
  11. Gary Jacek

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    Re: 2015 WCP Spring Campout

    It must have been me then.

    You know I am terrified of wet raccoons.
     
  12. SheilaP

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    Re: 2015 WCP Spring Campout

    SOOOOO?

    Are we going to try again? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Does June 12-14 work for people? :big_thumb

    Do we want to aim for Portland Island again, or do a Discovery Island trip instead? (with gear shuttles provided for the mainlanders).

    Do we need a poll? Another forum? A swift and decisive decision? :popcorn:
     
  13. kayakwriter

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    Re: 2015 WCP Spring Campout

    I've already blocked out that weekend for WCP. I'm easy with getting to Portland on my own or with Discovery if my boat and I can hitch a ride from the ferry terminal and back.
     
  14. Rodnak Kayak

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    Re: 2015 WCP Spring Campout

    OK,
    Count me in for that weekend. I am good for either island. Discovery is quite nice, but will lack pikanik tables for the pavilion.
    The Mainlanders would have to double up on cars, and the ugly ferry expense. I have not checked the currents thru Baynes Channel for that weekend also??? So I am OK with Portland, or even Beaumont, for a change, nice paddle from Swartz bay, anyway.

    So pipe in, and lets set it up, before all of us have other plans made for us by spouses and so forth!
     
  15. SheilaP

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    Re: 2015 WCP Spring Campout

    Quote from another forum. OK, I will (still) take charge then.

    CAMP OUT 2.0 DETAILS

    June 12-14

    Portland Island, Arbutus Point

    Potluck on Saturday night
    It is a potLUCK folks. Be brave and just bring something!

    Get your own way there, make your own way back. It is about being together, not the destination, eh? We can always plan other adventures when we are together. Day trip to Pender anyone??

    Dan, could you change the main heading by chance?
     
  16. Dan_Millsip

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    Re: 2015 WCP Spring Campout

    Updated.

    And someone should bring popcorn for the raccoons:
     
  17. Mike_Jackson

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    Dang it. Can't make it as I will be in SFO for 5 days.
     
  18. Oldtiredtugboater

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    Would this gathering be on the Shute pass side or moresby pass side of the isl?
     
  19. Dan_Millsip

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    Arbutus Point Campsite is at the north end of Portland Island.

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  20. Oldtiredtugboater

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