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FellowCountryMan
post Mar 23 2006, 12:44 PM
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Has anybody kited there yet?

I just read an article about the place in a boating magazine and it sounds like it has potential. It has overnight accomodations and a fairly regular ferry schedule. I'm thinking it might be a good place to spend a couple of days with a good east or west forcast.
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post Mar 26 2006, 12:26 PM
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Hey,

I have kited at Pelee Island as well. I went down to the south most tip of the island (southwest corner). SE wind that particular day. This created an awesome flat water area on the lee side (West) of the point.

This area is a park so no access problems.

A couple of observations,

The bugs mosquitos, flies etc can be EXTREMELY ferocious. When your exposed to the wind, no problem, otherwise insanity is not far away as we found the bugs literally drove us inside.

As Brent mentioned, a support boat is a must, due to off shore winds if you ride lee side of point. Also we found that water drops off quickly.

www.pelee.org/map.htm

I don't know what the access is like on the east and west side of the island, the beaches look great but are they private?

If the wind is up enough for kiting take the ferry as the sea conditions will make for a very unpleasant trip in a small boat ie. 18 foot ski boat.
Better to trailer the boat over on the ferry.

There are a couple of flights a day over to the island from the windsor and leamington airports.

What is very cool is that the island is deserted most of the time so you will almost certainly have any kiting spot to yourself.

Could be a great trip with the right winds.

Ed
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FellowCountryMan   Pelee Island   Mar 23 2006, 12:44 PM
Tim Blanchard   Pelee Island rocks   Mar 23 2006, 04:42 PM
ORK   Peelee   Mar 23 2006, 09:13 PM
notyou   Well, Pelee the hidden gem. I have been to this pi...   Mar 24 2006, 12:52 PM
FellowCountryMan   The more I read about this place the more I'm inte...   Mar 24 2006, 02:11 PM
Tim Blanchard   East Sister Island   Mar 24 2006, 09:30 PM
don pitcher   Here is a nautical chart of the western Erie Islan...   May 29 2006, 09:28 AM


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