Pumicestone Passage Weekend
Saturday, 12 July 2008
An overnight trip from Bribie Bridge to Mission Point (camping) and then up to Caloundra.
Full DetailsDate: Sat & Sun 12th/13th July
The Passage Runs for 35 km between Bribie Island and the Mainland. At its narrowest it is only a few metres wide and at its widest up to 3 km. There are good views of the Glasshouse mountains
We will depart from Bribie Bridge at the southern end, camp for the night at Mission Point and then proceed to Golden Beach at Caloundra early on the Sunday morning. Because tides are strong it is essential that we kayak with them. The tide at the centre is about 3 hours later than at the ends so that we have that much less time on the outgoing tide on the second day. We will therefore adhere strictly to times and maintain a reasonable speed.
Emergency Contact: VMR Bribie Island 07 34087596 and VMR Caloundra 07 54913533 (enter them in your phones too!)
Duration: All weekend.
Meet: 6 am on Saturday 12th at the UQ Canoe Club to load kayaks. Depart before 7am and do car shuttle. Aim to be on the water before 11am.
Tides: Low tide at Bribie Bridge on Saturday 12th is at 10.35 am
. High tide at Mission Point on Sunday 13th is approximately 6.30 am. Low tide at Caloundra is 10.30 am.
Registration: Please register your interest with the leader by email (first come first served). Please indicate whether you have transport and if you have roof racks for kayaks. If you have not kayaked with the leader before please give some indication of your skills level to assist planning.
Leader: Michael Wynne