Posted by: cherylyoung | April 24, 2015

Wilderness camping and fabulous kayaking attracts outdoor enthusiasts to the Copeland Islands.

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Known locally as The Ragged Group, the 437-hectare

 Copeland Islands Marine Provincial Park

archipelago comprises four of the islands and 14

 islets that protect narrow Thulin Passage, the main

 passageway for boats and kayakers travelling between

 the Discovery Islands and Desolation Sound.

Wilderness camping and fabulous kayaking attracts

 outdoor enthusiasts to this group of small, moss

 covered rocky islands.

 Other leisure pursuits in the area include swimming,

 fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving.

The Copeland Islands and Savary Island lie offshore

 from Lund on the Malaspina Peninsula of the

 Sunshine Coast.

You can see the white sandy beaches of Savary

 beckoning in the distance, while the Copelands lie

 out of sight to the north, 2 kilometres northwest

 of Lund and southwest of Bliss Landing.

Paddlers wishing to reach the Copelands should head

 north from Lund, hugging the steep-sided coastline.

 Marine traffic in Thulin Passage can kick up quite

 a sizeable chop…

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