2008-09-18 49 -123

From Geohashing
Thu 18 Sep 2008 in 49,-123:
49.4990589, -123.0039721

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Location #1

The peeron site is not working, reporting opening value unavailable, but 2008-09-18 says the coordinates are at .4490012, .7987274 which I can plug into

This may be a day when planning is more fun than the geohash.

The point is a kilometre or so offshore of the town of Sechelt, on the Sunshine Coast. It's a 30 km trip for me through down to the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal. I should count on that taking me an hour and a half. I want to be 20 minutes early for the ferry, so round up to two hours. The Langdale Ferry schedule shows departures at 9:20 and 10:00. That means I should leave in half an hour, at 8 a.m. It's a 40 minute crossing to Langdale and then 23 km, largely uphill to Sechelt, so allow 2 hours for that, putting me in Sechelt at 12:40 p.m., trying to rent a kayak. this place is closer to the geohash, but requires experience. I have kayaked before, but I don't know if I meet their specs. These guys are further away but don't mention an experience requirement.

This paddling guide suggests 2 to 2.5 mph as a comfortable paddling speed for beginners, so that's about 3 km/h. And now I notice that the inlet on which the Kayak rental places are located does not open to the ocean in the vicinity of Sechelt, but rather over 40 km away in the other direction. So I have to find a boat on the ocean side to get to the geohash.

Also the weather isn't all that great.

So ... leave at 8:00 am Arrive Horseshoe Bay 9:30 am Langdale ferry 10:00 am Arrive Langdale 10:40 am Arrive Sechelt 12:40 pm Start paddling 1:00 pm ...

Okay, I've talked myself out of this. Maybe I'll do a substitute expedition and rent a kayak closer to home.

Location #2

A few hours later I accidentally click on the peeron site and it shows a different location: 49.499058°, -123.003973°. What gives? I'm glad I didn't leave at 06:45 for this!