Penguin & Seals Islands Paddle – Sunday 18 December 2005


The plan is for a morning paddle, 8 am meeting for 8.30 am on the water. Sorry for
the early start, but we have to get off the water before the sea breeze picks up.
The Paddle:    Paddle to Seal Island first.  We can't land here but you can get a
great view of the sea lions and hopefully the dolphins.  If the weather allows,
paddle around the back of the Penguin Island and land, go for a snorkel, enjoy the
beach.  If the weather is a bit rough, we'll stay on the shore side of Penguin Island, l
and and have some time to explore the island. 
Paddle back to shore and finish off with a BBQ lunch.
Location:    Penguin Island and Seal Islands are south of Perth near Rockingham. 
Exact meeting place to be advised.
Experience:     4km round trip, paddlers must have completed basic skills course or
be an experienced paddler, and must be confident in some waves and swell, imagine the
Rottnest ferry going past on a windy day. It may not be like this, but you should be
stable and happy in the boat. Sounds obvious, but you MUST be able to swim.

Boat:     prefereably ski, ocean kayak or at least a boat with a rudder, however if
youÕve done the paddle a few times before anything you are confident in.

Equipment:    Lifejackets will be required, spraydecks required with kayaks, footwear
is a must, additional gear TBA.  Water, sunscreen, sunnies, hat and cover-up clothing,
snack food for on the island will also be required.

Food:    At least 1 litre of water for the paddle.  Snack food for morning tea. 
BBQ lunch for after the paddle (optional)

Costs:    None.  Bring your own food and drink.

Contact:    Jennifer on or 0403 502 584, or
Glenn on or 0418 908 555 (prefer email)

Bookings are necessary at least a week prior to the event – early bookings do assist
with the planning and risk management.

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