Prevost Island trip last weekend

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  1. Dan_Millsip

    Dan_Millsip Paddler & Admin

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    I must say that despite the excessive rain, high winds, and mud at the campsite, our paddle to Prevost Island was very enjoyable.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the day trip that Mark, Mick and I took to Ganges on Saturday -- we got some great surfing in.

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  2. Mark_Schilling

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    Yup - awesome trip! If the only measure of how much fun a trip was, was how many times my spray deck was swamped, well, this would have been the best trip so far! :lol: :wink: 8) :eek:

    So... where are we going this weekend? :idea:
     
  3. tim_in_bc

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    I am hoping to get out the first week of May for an overnight trip to an island like Portland island.

    Anyone interested?
     
  4. DarrenM

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    Portland is one of my favs. I might be into joining you.
     
  5. Mark_Schilling

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    Haven't camped there yet - it seems to be one of the islands that I always paddle past on the way to more distant shores. Sounds like fun though - consider me a definite maybe. 8)
     
  6. tim_in_bc

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    I thought Portland might be interesting but I would be open to other trips in the area. Perhaps a two island trip?
     
  7. Mark_Schilling

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    Rum Island is still one of my favourites - it's a little more exposed than most of the closer islands and it's farther to paddle, but the scenery is pretty amazing. A trip to Rum (Isle de Lis) is a bit more weather-dependant in the spring time, but come May hopefully there'll be a bit less wind than there has been recently. It's also more dependant on the abilities and comfort level of paddlers.
     
  8. Mike_Jackson

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    I did a nice day paddle to Portland from Sidney last weekend - 20 km round trip - quite a bit less if you set off from Swartz head. There are several nice campsites there - my favourites are the one on the west side across from Brackman Island and the point at the NE corner.
    I could be up for an overnighter there too - I may head over there later this month with my family. Rum and Darcy are also nice for over night trips.
     
  9. DarrenM

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    I hope the weather improves soon. I’ve been driving around with my kayak on the rack since Saturday! 8O