13-Jul-2022 -- Our sail/cruising group (known as CanAm Dinghy Cruising Association – all welcome!) decided to spend a few days on Lake Kipawa. I have not visited a CP for 3 years (disgraceful!) but my wife noticed, while browsing Google Maps, that there was a point available to visit – quite close to the shore. After some explanations the group became quite enthusiastic despite the dire warnings of little beasties in the previous visit report. After studying the map, we decided that Clément Bay was the best approach – as had the previous visitors. There were 2 potential landing sites – the closest to the point (850m from the point) at the end of the bay would involve some serious climbing over boulders/cliffs whereas the second site, in a small bay looked like an excellent anchorage for our small fleet and a 1km walk.
I had a short reconnaissance trip in the evening – the verdict was that it would be quite rough but doable with plenty of mosquitos for company. The next morning 3 of us set out for the point at 7.30. We followed the GPS arrow all the way – Anthony doing most of the leading. A mix of moss, bushes, some rocks limited our speed – the 1 km took nearly 90 minutes! The mosquitos were not too annoying until we started dancing at the point. I have never seen 3 point-hunters, each with their own GPSs “dancing” simultaneously! The trees probably did not help fixing the zeroes but Brian managed to get the zeroes lined up for long enough to photograph them. I was left struggling to remember which page on my Garmin 64S showed the lat and long (the satellite page of course!).
Although we did not follow the same path back, we made better progress and were at the lake in one hour. The swim in the lake was VERY refreshing.