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Transcript of Whitsunday intro
*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 22 / 23
Assignment:Interpreting the Whitsunday environment
*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
Tidal streams / currents
On water group management
Formation (with or against wind?)
Walking / wading / swimming / touching / ingesting
Toadfish, pufferfish, stonefish, zebrafish, sea snakes, box jellyfish, irukandji, other jellyfish, cone shells, sting rays, cetaceans
What hazards / issues might we encounter?
What safety devices do we deploy and when?
Meet at Airlie beach
Finish July 1
Structure of Prep trip:
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
Sand fly protection
Meet at Airlie beach
Finish July 20
WILLY WEATHER: SHUTE HARBOUR
TIDES 4 FISHING SHUTE HARBOUR
(7) Wed 16th
(10) Monday 21st
(10) Tues 22nd
ALL SESSIONS MEET AT CANOE SHED AT 3PM
BARWON HEADS TRIP
Victoria in March?
Dress for sea kayaking?
Dress for surf?