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There will be another Gambier Island trip on the family day long weekend. I am seeking a co-lead.
You MUST sign up when the trip is posted on the calendar. I just wanted to get the word out for a co-leader and for those interested to save the date. This should be posted very soon.
Feel free to contact me for further details. Quirine
Family Day Weekend Camping/Cabin on Gambier – 2B (with rocky landing, possible wind) Come and enjoy some winter paddling with the benefit of a rustic cabin with a wood stove to warm up in. Then enjoy a delicious dinner in a cosy cabin with water views. You may choose to sleep in the rustic cabin or bring a tent to sleep in. There are a few flat spots on a sloped property. There is a stream for water which can be used for cooking and drinking if filtered.
One purpose of this trip is to give back to our gracious Gambier host by helping with some tasks on the property. This may be: blackberry bush clearing, firewood cutting, building a shed, or something else.
Please ensure you area able to follow our itinerary.
Depending on whether we have use of an ATV or not, this trip may involve walking up a rugged and steep road/hill for about 150m with your gear (and back down.) Please ensure you bring adequate footwear for this.
Our host prefers that stove use is kept to outside use only, so ensure that you have a stove capable of handling varied types of weather.
This site involves using an outhouse for toilet needs
Trip Leader: Quirine
Quirine is looking for a co-lead to assist. This will determine how many paddlers will be able to join.
Ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale – 9:45am
We will launch from Langdale.
Option 1: walk your loaded boat on the ferry from Horseshoe Bay (need good wheels)
Option 2: drive car, boat and gear onto ferry and park at Langdale (may be cheaper and easier)
Langdale to Gambier landing area:
3.9 NM direct
5.4 NM hugging coastline – safer choice if v windy.
Passage time 2-3 hr.
Arrive, set up camp, beds, unpack etc.
Tour of the property if needed
Communal meal cooked by our host and enjoyed in her cabin – participants are asked to contribute to food costs for this if joining.
Conversation to follow.
Breakfast on our own.
Paddle or hike if the weather is favourable. Also do some tasks on the property.
Communal dinner – THIS TIME DONE BY ONE/SOME OF THE PARTICIPANTS
Wine and conversation if desired. Location TBA.
Pack up for return trip – bring gear down to launch site.
Launch from Gambier at 12:00pm latest
3:15pm Ferry from Langdale to Horseshoe Bay
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