Some of you may be aware I am going to Tassie on a Kayaking adventure in January. This is to celebrate my 40th Birthday (19th Dec).
Here is the first group email that has gone out to our gang travelling up the Gordon River, just thought you may be interested in the journey!
Welcome to the Great Tasmanian Kayak Tour!
In just over 9 week’s time on the 26th January – Australia Day, we will be meeting up in Devonport
to begin our great adventure into the beautiful Tasmanian wilderness.
Our 9 days will see us leaving from Strahan sometime after lunch on Sat 26th heading across
& then down Macquarie Harbour and up the Gordon River as far as time will allow.
We plan to take it somewhat easy, and have allowed time for some exploring of places such as Sarah Island, Sir John Falls & Piners Landing.
We need to be back at Strahan by lunch time on Monday 4th for the Melbourne group to catch the boat home
Let me start by introducing the crew
Scott Vawser – Perth
Andrew – Perth
Stuart – Perth
Jason – Melbourne
Dean – Melbourne
Bart – Melbourne
Neale Meredith – Melbourne
With 7 of us on the trip we will need to break up into 3 smaller groups for safety, sharing the load, cooking & sleeping.
The suggested groupings are the Perth crew; Dean & Bart & then Jason & Neale.
I have attached a Gear Checklist that Scott has compiled from various websites.
Please feel free to add anything that you feel is necessary. Remember we only have limited space in our boats & weight will be an issue.
Also – Maybe someone could throw some dummy menus around to give us some ‘food for thought’.
There is some equipment that we will only need one or two of between us eg an EPIRB & some 2-ways. Thanks Stuart for looking into these for us. Anyone else yell out if you have access to these.
There are also a number of other links to sites which have articles, trip notes, pictures & other interesting facts you might be interested in.
That’s all for now, It’s great to have you aboard. Happy training.
(Sounds like a blast hey!!)