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PostPosted: November 16th, 2002, 8:24 pm 
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I am planning to Canoe around Philip Edward Island ,next June with by 10 year old son Joshua . I was planning to go clockwise around . I am not sure how much time to allow. Any thoughts ???

Steve Lawrence
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I've only paddled the south shore, so can't comment on your proposed circumnavigation. I believe there have been previous threads on this, so try a search and see what comes up.
Two thoughts:
1. prevailing winds in this area are from the west or south-west, so a clockwise trip is more likely to have you paddling into headwinds on the south side of the island. Given its exposure, I would think paddling with the wind would be preferable there.
2. My wife & I paddled the south shore to Beaverstone Bay and back in 3 moderate days. For a trip around the island with your 10 year old, I'd suggest allowing 5 or 6 days.


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Thanks for reply.



Steve


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I disagree, respectfully of course, with DavidM. I prefer the clockwise route. As he says, the winds will be more or less against you, but I prefer working a little harder and seeing the waves I'm dealing with. Following waves scare me silly.

I't takes me two moderate days of solo paddling to do the circumnavigation, but you'll want to take your time with your son. One caution, however: I've never found a satisfactory campsite between Mill Bay and Beaverstone Bay, and the pickings are rather slim in the latter location as well.

Hope this helps.

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P.S.--

You would probably get more replies if you posted your query to the Ontario forum. PEI in this forum stands for PRINCE Edward Island, not Phillip.

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So did you do it?
How long a trip would this be?
Can you stay at B&Bs and get cleaned up?
This would be a good way to see PEI. with the family.


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Here is a trip planning aid for anyone interesting in circumnavigating P.E.I.

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A quick calculation puts the perimeter of P.E.I. at 880 km.

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I thought somone was suggesting paddling around PEI in just a few days.

Then I was amazed at how small it was.

Now I see - we are not talking about the Province.


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Wendy Killoran completed the first female solo circumnavigation of Prince Edward Island by kayak in 2005 in 15 days, incl. one rest day.
See here and full report here.


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If you really mean to go around PEI (Prince Edward Island), that would be 400 miles or 640 km. I did that just before Wendy Killoran did in 16 days. (See my write-up on my website www.zollitschcanoeadventures.com )
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