SISKA2d

Paddle Description

Paddle Description

   
What:
  A SISKA paddle from Esquimalt Lagoon to Millstream Falls
Explore Esquimalt Harbour
   
Skill Level:
  This paddle is rated as a "Relaxed Paddle" because of its modest pace, relatively safe environment and social component. To understand this designation better, please read the SISKA Paddle Guidelines
The estimated distance for this paddle is 6.50nm.
   
When:
  Sunday December 09th, 2018. Meet at 9:30 am to be on the water at 10:00 am .
   
Where:
  Meet at the Esquimalt Lagoon launch site. View map of launch site.
   
Who:
  Contact the trip leader, Morley Eldridge, for more information or to register for the paddle.
   
The Plan:
Our leader will introduce the Plan and make sure everyone is comfortable with the requirements and any concerns that you may have. Please stay off the water until we are all ready. The leader may choose to enlist helpers and establish communications protocol. If you have VHF radio please bring it with you.
Plan A
Plan A will be to launch at the bridge end of Esquimalt Lagoon, have a leisurely paddle into Esquimalt Harbour, up to the Millstream Falls. If salmon are spawning we will stop short to let them do their thing in peace. Lunch at Portage Park.We will pass by the historical Coal Island ne land at the dock and explore if conditions allow. Optional debriefing coffee at Serious Coffee across from Casino on Old Island Highway.

Plan B
Plan B, if too windy, I will decide the day before and email the group who have registered. Likely we will park at Shoreline School and wheel the boats over the Portage trail to Portage park.
   
Plot:
  If your browser does not display the plot of the paddle click here to view.
   
Note:
  Always dress for the possibility of immersion and please bring a drybag containing a spare change of clothes.
Please bring a lunch / snacks and sufficient beverage to keep you hydrated, as well as a themos of something warm.
All participants are expected to have read, and to comply with the SISKA Policies and Procedures.
Release 2.0.0