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Newsletter Issue 9

Blackwood River Unleashed – 2 Day Paddle

Our next adventure is planned for the coming long weekend in September. We are planning to run an overnight, two day kayaking adventure on the Blackwood River.

The plan is to depart from Chapman Brook campsite on Saturday morning (September 28th) and head south along the River towards Augusta. People can camp the Friday night at Chapman Pool and be ready to go in the morning or you can just meet us there on the Saturday morning. On the first day there will be a paddle of around 13km to the DEC campsite at Alexander Bridge, where we will camp for the night. On Sunday September 29th we will continue south on the Blackwood until we get to the Molloy Island Caravan Park just north of Augusta, where we will camp for the night and have a well-deserved hot shower. On Monday morning we will pack up and head home.

Expected Costs

The only costs involved for this trip will be a $20 gear hire fee if you need to use one of our kayaks and any camping fees. The Chapman Pool and Alexander Bridge Campsites both charge $7 per camper and the Molloy Island Caravan Park charges $20 for an unpowered site. We will email people with more information on what they need to bring closer to the date.

We are now taking expressions of interest for this kayaking trip. We want to know if people are interested in attending and we are also flexible with the format for the trip. If people prefer to just do a one day paddle rather than a two day paddle we will adjust the plans accordingly and only paddle on the Saturday from Chapman Pool to Alexander Bridge.

Register Now

If you are interested in attending this kayak trip please fill out the  Contact Us Form and let us know that you want to come and your preference of a one day or two day paddle. We will go with the majority preference. Please let us know by the end next week if you intend to come so that we can get an idea of numbers and start planning an itinerary.

Advanced Rescue Weekend Great Success

Last month Friends of Adventure and Fairbridge held a vertical rescue training day at Brides Cave in Margaret River on Saturday August 10th. We had a record number of participants sign up for this event, and even though the weather looked a bit dicey we had a great group of people show up for a full-on day of rescue rope skills. We had people with all sorts of experience levels and backgrounds working on a variety of abseiling skills throughout the day and some people even took up the opportunity to renew their CPR qualifications with our partner trainer Rob from Paraguard First Aid Training.

We had a fantastic and busy day and capped it all off with a well-earned dinner at the Settlers Tavern.  View the photos of our Rescue day. Thanks to all the people who came along. Your enthusiasm and enjoyment made this adventure our most successful outing to date.

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