Broke Inlet Trip Announced (Jan 2006)

A club paddling long weekend from Thurs to Sun (during the Australia Day holiday).  Drive up Thursday morning (about 4 _ hours from Perth).  Meet at the inlet 12 midday for lunch(Exact meeting place will be advised at briefing)

Thursday : After lunch paddle (with all gear) to an island in the inlet.  Set up camp.  (Approx 5km)
Friday : On the water after breakfast.  Day paddle to the mouth of the Shannon river and back. Packed lunch, tea back at camp.  (Approx 10km) 
Saturday : Day paddle to the mouth of the inlet and back.  Packed lunch, tea back at camp.  (Approx 16km)
Sunday :  return to mainland.  (Approx 5km)

Broke inlet is within the DÕentrecasteaux National Park and lies approximately 130klms south of Bridgetown. (About a 4 _ hr drive from Perth).   

Sea Kayak or kayak that can carry all necessary camping equipment, clothes, food and water.
Conditions can be windy/choppy.
Sea Kayaks may be hired from Rivergods Ð 9529 0749.

Paddlers are responsible for their own food and drink requirements during the whole trip.  It is recommended that each person takes 5 litres of water per day. Accommodation during the trip is by camping and paddlers are responsible for all their own camping equipment. A full list of equipment to bring will be given at the briefing.

Must have good basic skills and be capable of a 16km round trip.  Can be windy/choppy


Briefing :
For this trip there will be a briefing/workshop run by Colin Priest. Maps/ directions will  be supplied at this time. In addition to the normal briefing Colin will be discussing/demonstrating knowledge and techniques which are particularly relevant to this trip.  Attendance at the briefing is recommended. The date of the briefing is Tuesday 17th January, time 7.30pm.


For bookingÉ telephone Steve Emms on 9341 1328.  If  Steve is not at home Ð leave a your name and a return phone number Ð your call will be returned.





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