06-14-2009, 01:01 AM #1
Kingston/1000 island day trip/BBQ!
I've been wanting to make a day trip to explore 1000 islands this summer. I've mentioned it to a few members here that I was interested in it and I have a rough draft of a what the day would be like. I would love to make this a Green Hulk trip and encourage anyone that would be interested to join us. We still have a few questions in regards to the trip, but I'm sure some of you already know the answers I'm looking for! Anyways, here are the details of the trip so far;
-Launch from the Kingston military base boat ramp. I belive it would be free to do so, so I'm looking into it... if not, I'm sure the fee would be quite modest.
-Once we're all in the water, our first stop would be Fort Henry as it's just around the corner. It wouldn't be too far from the ramp. Also, Fort Henry would be our last stop. I'd want this this trip to be on a Wednesday so that we could see the fireworks show!
-After viewing Fort Henry, we'd make our way past Grindstone Is and Welesley Is. to Heart Is.
-At Heart Is, we'd be checking out Boldt Castle. This is a near-perfect Rhineland castle that was never fully finished. However, I'm not entirely sure if we'd be allowed to visit this site because it's on the American side. Does anyone know if we'd be allowed to visit here? Would we need our passports?
-Once finished with Boldt Castle, we'd take off back to Grindstone Is. to Potters Beach. If we're permitted, We can have a small BBQ and go swimming/relax for maybe 3 hours approximately.
-Our next stop would be back to Fort Henry just before the sunset, and we'd watch the Fireworks display.
-When the show is over, we'd go back to the the base ramp facilities.
I havn't picked a date yet, but I'm looking to do this sometime in August. So we have ample amounts of time to plan this. This trip would not be limited to ski's. Boats are definately welcome as well. A buddy of mine from work will be joining us and he's bringing his boat. (Gotta store the stuff for the BBQ somewhere!)
So, please feel free to make comments/suggestions or raise questions about this trip! This would be my first time doing this. I'm hoping BOATADDICT will join us on this trip as he's done 1000 islands before!
I have no clue how much fuel we'd need or how long it takes us to get from one point to another. So these are things that would need to be addressed and I'm hoping some of the members here could shed some light on this.
Also, if you're interested in this trip, please let me know how many people you want to bring with you and what type of craft(s) you have. Everyone would be responsible for providing their own transportation of course and food/money/proper documents.
06-14-2009, 02:33 PM #2
06-15-2009, 01:56 AM #3
- Join Date
- Jul 2007
- near Toronto, Canada
You might want to connect with others who have planned PWC group trips in the past. The more information the better about everything from washroom locations to anchor restrictions and dock availability.
Support boats are always a good thing, not only to carry food, but also to transport people if they cannot ride the ski for any reason - injury, sickness, tired, rough water.
Water conditions will also be important. Someone needs to be familiar enough to know when the water in one area might be rough, while in another area it will be smooth.
06-24-2009, 02:40 PM #4
06-24-2009, 10:29 PM #5
You wouldn't know by chance if the castle has decent docking facilities or not would you?
06-24-2009, 10:53 PM #6
06-25-2009, 01:45 AM #7
06-25-2009, 07:23 PM #8
yup that the one... That #4 pic of a mini castle i think was the kids play house.
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