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Whitsunday intro

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Sean Murray

on 21 March 2016

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http://www.bom.gov.au/
Research assignment (due May 9)

*Focus on the information that will enrich our ability to connect with the area when we get there.
*Should be as environment specific as possible
Present on May 9
Assignment:Interpreting the Whitsunday environment (due May 23)

*2 X double sided A4 pages. Do not staple.
*Must also email copy to Sean
*Volunteers to laminate.
*Should be a useful document to use in the field
Crossings or point to point
Reefs
Tides
Tidal streams / currents
Lightning
Power boats
Night paddling??
Surf
Following seas
On water group management

Preparation
Communication
Pods
Formation (with or against wind?)
Potential nasties

Walking / wading / swimming / touching / ingesting

Toadfish, pufferfish, stonefish, zebrafish, sea snakes, box jellyfish, irukandji, other jellyfish, cone shells, sting rays, cetaceans

Tropical infection
Daylight savings?
Bindal
Juru
What hazards / issues might we encounter?
What safety devices do we deploy and when?
Trip A:
Meet at Airlie beach
3pm on
June 17.

Finish July 5
at 11am
http://www.tides4fishing.com/au/queensland/shute-harbour
Structure of Prep trip:

DAY 1:
HALF: Go with Dingers for a full day trip. Eg. Queenscliff - Pope's eye - Indented head - return.
Traditional navigation strategies, effect of wind and tide, on water management, rate of travel.

OTHER HALF: Go with Sean. Paddle strokes, Support strokes on flat water. Then, stability sequence in surf. Edging, 'bongo sliding,' and lot of wet exit practice.

Evening: Swap to other staff for briefing and packing for next day.

DAY 2: Pack up camp early. Swap over.
Recommend / essential
Practice pack session (factor in water and food)
Snorkel / mask / fins
Footwear – stonefish, coral / oyster cuts, cone shell
cag
Large bags
Polaroid sunnies
Vinegar
Sand fly protection

1st
Trip B:
Meet at Airlie beach
3pm on
July 4.

Finish July 22
at 11am
WILLY WEATHER: SHUTE HARBOUR
TIDES 4 FISHING SHUTE HARBOUR
(7) Wed 16th

Kobi Pearce
Taylor Nieri
Kim Diery
Mardi Philips
maeve nunan
Kirstyn Versteegen
Chantelle Mizzi
melanie judd
Kyle Hodgkinson
(10) Monday 21st

Emily Moore
heath wallace
Andrew Bird
William Ashton
Chloe Johnstone
zoe nicholson
Kelly Gledhill
Cailin Jacksonberry
Matt Goodbody
Jason Walker

(10) Tues 22nd

Joshua Parris
Maddie Blake
John Watson
Troy Surkitt
Elizabeth Hindle
George Preston
Tom Cazalet
Natalie Dusting
Bec Danaher
Lucy Kervin-McDermott
ALL SESSIONS MEET AT CANOE SHED AT 3PM
INTRO SESSION

Sponge
Paddle clothes
Footwear
Hat
etc


BARWON HEADS TRIP

Victoria in April?
Dress for sea kayaking?
Dress for surf?
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