TTT2016 Schedule

NOTE: the times as listed below are approximate only and will likely change based on paddling conditions, early/late departures, group skill levels etc. Please bear this in mind.

Friday 22 July 2016 – total paddling distance ~ 12.1 Nm (22.4 Km) (Approximate)
0630 – check-in and load boats at Dolphin Dock*, Swartz Bay, Vancouver Island
0700 – all-paddlers meeting (boats must be loaded, PDFs on, ready to depart)
0730 – depart Dolphin Beach for Portland Island
0900 – break at Princess Beach, Portland Island
~ 0930 – Portland Island to Moresby Island crossing ~ 1.1 Nm (2.0 Km)
~ 1030 – lunch break at Parkin Point Beach, Moresby Island
~ 1100 – Moresby Island to Pender Island crossing ~ 1.9 NM (3.5 Km)
~ 1300 – arrive Beaumont Marine Park, Pender Island – Break time
~ 1415 – leave Beaumont Marine Park for Browning Harbour
~ 1500 – arrive Port Browning Marina, Pender Island

Saturday 23 July 2016 – total paddling distance ~ 10.7 Nm (19.8 Km) (Approximate)
0745 – all-paddlers meeting (boats must be loaded, PDFs on, ready to depart)
0800 – depart Port Browning for Hope Bay, Pender Island
0945 – raft-up break at Hope Bay
1030 – lunch break at Davidson Bay, Pender Island
1130 – Pender Island to Mayne Island crossing ~ 0.4 Nm (0.8 Km)
1215 – raft up break at Dinner Point, Mayne Island
1345 (FIRM) – enter Active Pass at slack tide
~ 1430 – arrive Mayne Island Campground, Miners Bay

Sunday 24 July 2016 – total paddling distance ~ 9.2 Nm (17.0 Km) (Approximate)
0715 – all-paddlers meeting (boats must be loaded, PDFs on, ready to depart)
0730 – depart Mayne Island Campground for Active Pass
0815 (FIRM) – cross Active Pass to Galiano Island
~ 0845 – raft-up break off Galiano coastline
~ 900 – cross Trincomali Channel to Prevost Island ~ (1.4 Nm (2.6 Km) (Approximate)
~ 1000 – Lunch break at O’Reilly Beach, Prevost Island
~ 1115 – depart for Acland Islands
~ 1230 – raft-up break at Acland Islands
~ 1245 – Acland Islands to Salt Spring Island crossing ~ 1.3 Nm (2.4 Km)
~ 1345 – arrive at Picnic Beach, Ruckle Provincial Park, Salt Spring Island

Monday 25 July 2016 – Rest day and community gathering on Salt Spring Island

Tuesday 26 July 2016 – total paddling distance ~ 6.2 Nm (11.5 Km) (Approximate)
0745 – all-paddlers meeting (boats must be loaded, PDFs on, ready to depart)
0800 – depart Ruckle Provincial Park for Portland Island
0845 – Salt Spring Island to Portland Island crossing ~ 1.2 NM (2.2 Km)
0945 – break at Shell Beach, Portland Island
1015 – depart for Dolphin Beach, Vancouver Island
1100 – arrive Dolphin Beach, Swartz Bay, Vancouver Island

*DEPARTURE POINT: Dolphin Dock, Swartz Bay, Vancouver Island

The flotilla will depart at 7:30 am sharp on Friday July 22 from Dolphin Dock, next to the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal in North Saanich, BC. Please arrive at least one hour early to check-in, unload and park your vehicle, load your boat and participate in a final paddling-day briefing (beginning at 7:00 am sharp).

From Victoria, take Highway 17 (Patricia Bay Highway) toward the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal. This drive is 32 Km and will take ~ 30 minutes. Follow the signs for Land’s End and Passenger Pick-Up/Drop-Off, exiting the highway on the right. At the end of the off-ramp, go straight (middle lane), you will now be on Dolphin Road paralleling the ferry terminal. The road will curve to the right. Take a left onto Barnacle Road immediately after the Seaspan terminal entrance and a fenced-in adjacent property. Barnacle Road is a dead-end at a Government dock. There is very limited space on Barnacle Road so loading and unloading must be efficient.

There is also VERY limited parking on Barnacle Road, please plan on parking in the BC Ferries Long-Term parking lot and walking back. This lot is ~900 Metres from Dolphin Dock. Long-Term Parking Fees are $12.00/day at the ferry terminal: http://www.bcferries.com/at_the_terminal/parking/.

If you plan on joining the flotilla from one of the Gulf Islands, please contact us to arrange rendez-vous details: http://www.TurningtheTide.ca.

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