Message from Phil Doddridge
I will get around to doing a full review of the recent Sea Kayaking Course in the near future. It was a very successful program that provided a variety of challenges, relevant, up to date information on safety and seamanship and a truly memorable journey out to Goose Island. The next Sea Kayaking Course will begin in mid September but exact dates are yet to be finalised.
The Sea Kayaking Course consists of:
Two evening theory sessions
Two on water sessions covering kayak control skills, individual and partner rescues, rough water skills, towing and many other issues.
The rolling course
Overnight journey to Wardang Island/Goose Island.
The full course fee is $750. More details to be published soon or give me a call.
ACC members are offered a 30% discount on the full course. You can also elect to do some sessions of the course but not the full course. for individual session costs give me a call.
Please give me a call or an email if you would like further information or check out the Adventure Kayaking SA website great sea kayaking overnighter using the Adelaide metro coastline that is seldom paddled and has quite a remote feeling to it! St. Kilda is a small village in the northern part of the Port River estuary, it is quite a beautiful spot and according to historical records used to be the beach of choice for those living in the northern suburbs for swimming and fishing. This journey is one that I really love. The paddling begins from Largs Bay jetty (or further north) and the route to St. Kilda is around the Outer Harbour breakwater and Bird Island Conservation Park then into the Port River through the “Cutting” and onto the destination. Viewing the numerous seals on the breakwater and the pelicans, cormorants, ibis and many other birds in the conservation park is a surprising nature spectacular. We stay in the community hall at St. Kilda overnight and have dinner the the local pub. The community hall has a full kitchen, toilets and floor space to sleep. The return journey next day is via the many stunning mangrove creeks along the Barker Inlet. This trip will require a minimum number of participants to proceed to cover the cost of renting the common its hall for the night. The trip is planned for Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August. The cost is $50/person; kayak hire if required is $20 for the two days. A expedition standard sea kayak is required as well as a sleeping mat and sleeping bag but very little else! Please call or email me to express you interest. A 40% discount is offered to ACC members..
Contact details: 0429 019 141 or firstname.lastname@example.org.