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LCC Sea Kayak Trips
Mike H

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Club lead trip

Update  Sunday 9th. We will start Wednesday, returning Saturday. 

1. Trip type: 4 day 3 overnight  sea kayak trip lead by Mike Hayward

2. Level of ability : Improver + or better.

A good introduction to expeditioning from a sea kayak.

3. Dates Tuesday  Wednesday  12th May to Saturday 16th May ( finish date may slide by up to 1 day, wind dependent)

4. Venue : Day 1 Drive to Mainland coast, pack boats, short open crossing past Little Cumbrae Island. Camp south End of Bute. 6-15km. We will go clockwise.

                  Day 2   Paddle to North end of Bute  follow coast, weather dependent. 20-30km

                  Day 3  Paddle to South end of Bute  follow coast, weather dependent. 22-30km

                 Day 4  Paddle back to mainland past Little Cumbrae Island,  6-15 km,  drive home. We can be back at the cars by mid morning so drive home can commence about 11 a.m.

Days can be varied,  to use best of tides and wind.

5. Meet location / time Plan A, 13.00 in car park at Portencross

https://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=217652&y=648764&z=120&sv=217652,648764&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf&dn=686&ax=217652&ay=648764&lm=0

6. Meet to share lifts at:  due to Covid we will have to travel separately

7. Anything else:  more info here:

It is shortish carry to the water from car park but wheels would be a great advantage. ( no need to take wheels in on trip)

Please be self sufficient for the trip duration, with enough water, food etc.  Individual tents.

We will be wild camping and there may be midges.

More information here

https://www.visitbute.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Roddy-McDowells-Sea-Kayaking-Guide.pdf

RSVP by Friday 8th at latest.

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